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Corey Haim -- Thousands of Pills, Dozens of Docs

3/17/2010 7:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Corey Haim had been getting a massive amount of prescription drugs from numerous doctors, according to the California Attorney General.

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A.G. Jerry Brown -- who is investigating a fraudulent prescription drug ring that has a Corey Haim connection -- said on HLN's "Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell," "How many people go to 10 or 15 or 20 doctors and then run around to 10, 12 and more pharmacies to go fulfill them and sometimes two different doctors in the same day?"

Brown says pharmacy records show Haim obtained "thousands" of pills from dozens of doctors over the last year.

As we first reported, just days before Haim's death, he obtained 4 prescriptions from the same psychiatrist -- Valium, Vicodin, Soma and haloperidol, an antipsychotic drug.


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76.

doc murry    

he was just dealing with the fact that he always wanted to be a banker.....now he is graveyard dead...

1628 days ago
77.

mooom    

this loser was bound to die. dr. shopping, illegal presc., all for drugs. come on this idiot deserves no pity he caused his own death by being an addict. feel bad for the mother

1628 days ago
78.

billy buck    

A lot of my fellow Americans are wildly obese and have buried themselves in obscene debt. However, for some reason they feel justified in vilifying this guy. Why are we so angry about this has been actor? Projecting self hatred on this actor?

1628 days ago
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toaddy    

How many people doctor shop and take 2 or more mind altering meds?
PLENTY!!!!!I am a pharmacist and see this every day. It is not just celebrities as the media would have you believe as Good Morning America did a story on today. There are MD's who make businesses out of prescribing meds like these to REGULAR people. And there are people who make it their job to obtain these meds. Often the meds are not for themselves but for the black market so prescribed person can get money or the street drug of their choice. I have seen people with complex notebooks listing doctors, maladies and pharmacies visited. The rate of addiction in regular people is just as high as are OD's and deaths. For some reason we are thinking as a society that this a CELEBRITY problem. Think again. Over the last 20 years this problem has increased in my opinion due to laxity in prescribing and potency of meds available. This is hitting our teens, out schools and your neighbors. Look past the celebrity and look at the problem.

1628 days ago
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TrueScorpio    

"How many people go to 10 or 15 or 20 doctors and then run around to 10, 12 and more pharmacies to go fulfill them and sometimes two different doctors in the same day?"

I'm not sure how many, but I know of one, who still has a lot of power... although he's never fully accepted the responsibility of addiction: Rush Limbaugh.

1628 days ago
81.

bruce    

drug addiction is a full time job, this poor guy couldnt get out of it, the effort it takes to have 12 doctors and all those pharmacies shows you how horrific addiction is. no one wants to live like that, and when you have to, trust me you live in constant fear and disgust of what you let yourself turn into. you can get better, but its not easy and its always there , so hopefully this kid can rest in peace and be a lesson to someone. i dont know why a phychologist had to prescribe a pain killer, unless he was trying to kill the painfull memories the guy had, thats gonna be hard to explain to the dea. there are plenty of doctors who are drug dealers with degrees, and plenty more who arent, just like every other profession you have good and bad. there will never be an end to this stuff, its part of life just hope it doesnt hit your family.

1628 days ago
82.

TUcker    

Were these scripts prescribed under a different name and did he have insurance? If Corey had insurance and filed these under his name there is no way he would get all these meds in a short time frame. Working for a prescription drug benefit company, if he gone to 50 doctors and 100 different drug stores, filed under insurance and these were meds all in the same class, they would have never been filled. Pharmacist would have been denied the claim and would have been told the reason for the denial was refill too soon. They would then be obligated to report this abuse. No matter what pharmacy you use, if filed the prescription drug benefit manager knows when, where, and how often. With that said the only way he was getting all these meds was the docs were putting these drugs under different names.

1628 days ago
83.

TUcker    

Posted at 6:24PM on Mar 17th 2010 by Miranda

Doctors have an obligation. Many people get addicted to drugs like these and doctors don't think twice about writing another script. I understand those with chronic pain on meds like oxycontin all the time, but there are people who have dental work or broken bones who go crying to the dr three months later this hurts and that hurts and the docs say no prob, I will just write you another script. There has to be away to make sure the right people are getting the meds and those who are addicted are not.

1628 days ago
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Lilly Abbott    

Too bad this addiction Corey really grip this is an indicator for all people who take many risks in thinking that these medications will not cause any abnormality in their daily lives as they create dependence, I read that article in findrxonline.com mentioned in the first comment and indicate that these drugs (vicodin, valium, Soma) are very dangerous if not taken properly and under medical supervision, now we must also determine is what kind of doctors so readily prescribe prescription drugs without checking concerned.

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