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Feds Want to Know How Heath Got His Meds

2/6/2008 5:25 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The feds are trying to figure out how Heath Ledger got all the prescriptions for the dangerous combination of painkillers and sedatives that led to his accidental overdose.

TV Guide reports that the Drug Enforcement Administration has launched an investigation into how Ledger got prescriptions, if in fact they were prescriptions. According to officials, the DEA has requested copies of Ledger's autopsy as well as the original police report from the crime scene. The NYC medical examiner said this morning that he found the cause of death to be a lethal array of opiates and benzodiazepines; oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam and doxylamine.

The NYPD has not indicated whether the bottles of medication found at Ledger's apartment, which include some of the drugs found in his body, were specifically prescribed to Ledger.

TMZ spoke to three clinical psychiatrists today, all of whom said it would be "highly unusual" and "reckless" for one physician to prescribe this combination of meds, and suggested that more than one doctor would have to have been involved, or that Ledger could have obtained them by other means.
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M    

first...

2400 days ago
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BabyDaddy    

OMG!

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Stick    

Did he take them orally?

2400 days ago
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pattijen    

Perhaps start with Mary Kate??

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blt    

Probably the same way A.N.S got hers!!! DEALERS!!!!

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A    

I figured this was coming.. what doctor would prescribe all those meds. Id say investigate him/her!

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blt    

#3.....no.....he shoved them up his ass!!! Geez!!! Are you for real???

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la donna    

Sad, sad, sad. What more can be said? Regardless of Scary Kate's involvement.

2400 days ago
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beth    

The medical doctors that are getting rich prescribing this stuff are KILLING PEOPLE

But the AMA won't bounce them. The medical trade approves of drug dealing.

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shjdkjskld    

GAPE ME

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Tim    

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!!!!!! WHO FREAKIN CARES?

2400 days ago
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Yep    

Why would Anyone take so many different pills at once?
Could you get any more stupid?

2400 days ago
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too sad    

ike did any bottles have the name MARY KATE OLSON on them ??????


cops need to find out all about the calls to HER ? WHY ??

and was anything REMOVED by th massaeue or maid ................... or MKO's so calle security.

2400 days ago
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Kelly    

My guess is he got them from different doctors while on location shooting a movie - this last time in Europe - so one doc didn't know what the other prescribed - and he probably didn't use the same pharmacies either......could have been easily done.....sad...very sad.

2400 days ago
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cs    

ummm, #7, there are other ways...you can crush and sniff them, or melt and inject them, supopositories are also an option

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