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Capriati Family -- Prescription Meds Caused OD

6/28/2010 1:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jennifer Capriati's family says the former tennis star is still hospitalized after an overdose this weekend -- and they say prescription meds are to blame.

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TMZ broke the story -- Jennifer was taken to a hospital early Sunday morning when paramedics responded to a call for an accidental overdose.

Jennifer's family tells us she is "recuperating at a South Florida hospital from an accidental overdose of medication prescribed to Jen by her personal physicians."

They were not specific about what drugs she was prescribed.

Jennifer has admitted suffering from depression and having suicidal thoughts.


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Sky Lanterns    

Get well soon.



http://www.skylanterns2u.com

1556 days ago
2.

Phreaky    

When are they going to do something about multiple meds/doctors/pharmacies in regards to famous people? Think of how many there are abusing that aren't in the news because they haven't OD'd or died. This is ridiculous.

1556 days ago
3.

kickaboo    

Get well, Jennifer. It was probably the "medicine" that suppose to help that caused the suicidal thoughts.

1556 days ago
4.

dd    

Multiple physicians? Hmmmmm.

1556 days ago
5.

Trish    

Another "pill popper." Too bad.

1556 days ago
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Sandra    

Harvy post another list of all the stars that have died or od'ed off of percribed meds..go back as fas as 10yrs..lets see how many there really are..and what happened in all of those cases..did they punish anyone or did they just let it go ?

1556 days ago
7.

SL    

Here we go again...lets blame the doctors and not the grown up taking the pills

1556 days ago
8.

eyecandy    

those "pills" are gonna kill ya one day....

1556 days ago
9.

Mel    

Aww poor baby! there are a lot more hardships out there than not being able to play tennis again!!! What a selfish person. Volunteer your time, give back and make a difference.

1556 days ago
10.

Bubba    

For some reason I do not understand how someone could OD on prescribed pills.
During the past six years I take 15 pills a day and never had an OD. The labels on the boxes of each kind of pill clearly say 1x a day or 2x a day 1 or 2 pills.
I have a pill timer and it warns me when it is time to take one or two pills.
It is hard for me to buy all that sh!it about accidental overdose especially when several empty bottles are found near a victim.

1556 days ago
11.

Artist    

@Sandra
Its been about 10 years since they changed the laws allowing big pharma to advertise their drugs on tv.
They're the new drug cartel!

1556 days ago
12.

I'm a crazy person...    

Post #8 took the words out of my mouth. I guess the days of PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY are over. Maybe Dr. Conrad Murray is to blame? Makes sense...doesn't it??

1556 days ago
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Sammie    

I wish people would quit abusing presciption meds. It makes the people who live with chronic conditions where some of these same medications are a necessary part of life look like they are all drug addicts when they are not. If it had not been prescription meds for her, it would have been whatever was available. If people desire to hurt themselves, they will do so.

1556 days ago
14.

Artist    

@14. Post #8



http://www.naturalnews.com/021526.html

1556 days ago
15.

OooooNooo!    

This will all be a thing of the past when Obama Care kicks in on 2014. The lines will be too long and the amount of pills they give you won't be enough to O.D. on. People will have to go back to O.D.ing the old fashioned way -- they'll drink themselves to death. Matt "How Ya Do'n" LeBlanc is getting a head start.

1556 days ago
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