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Medical Board

Investigates Lindsay Lohan's Doctors

9/13/2010 7:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned ... the Medical Board of California is investigating doctors who prescribed a variety of medications to Lindsay Lohan.

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TMZ obtained these photos of investigators for the Medical Board at the law offices of Michael Lohan's lawyer, Lisa Bloom. The photos, which were taken on Sept. 2, show Michael, Bloom and investigators.

Bloom sent a letter to the California Attorney General back in July, asking for an investigation into "the unscrupulous doctors [who] overprescribe medications ..."

We're told the A.G. referred the matter to the Medical Board, which launched an investigation.

As TMZ first reported, prior to entering UCLA, Lindsay had various prescriptions, including Dilaudid, Adderall, Nexium, Zoloft, Trazodone and Ambien.

As we've told you ... UCLA determined Lindsay had been misdiagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and prescribed meds she should not have taken.

Bloom confirms with TMZ, "The Medical Board is investigating and Michael and I are cooperating with them."

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31.

Martin    

Dilaudid is a hugely powerful narcotic that is often used for cancer pain. I am a registered nurse and I have great confusion as to why someone would prescribe it for dental work. I also don't know how she could take it and still walk around.

Disturbed in #6 - I couldn't agree with you more.

Posted at 3:45 PM on Sep 13, 2010 by Harriet
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EXACTLY YOU DUMB BITCH! UR A NURSE! THEY'RE DOCTORS! THEY WENT TO MEDICAL SCHOOL, THEREFORE THEY KNOW WHAT THE **** THEY'RE DOING AND YOU DONT!

1399 days ago
32.

jill    

Nicole,

She had to advise her probation officer of all the prescriptions she was taking when she was being drug tested. Ambien was never listed on that report. TMZ added that on their own.

Also, the dilaudid only showed up twice on her drug tests, which was a the time of the dental procedures.

1399 days ago
33.

cindi    

she was given uppers and downers because of who she is. those without adhd get a speed buzz off of addarrall then need the dilaudid, ambien and others to come down off of her high and sleep, mix coke in there with the lot of those and u get ****ed up lalohan.

1399 days ago
34.

peter    

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS THE PROSECUTING AGENCY , AND THE MEDICAL BOARD IS THE INVESTIGATING AGANCY. I CAN SEE THE DOCTORS SUEING MICHAEL LOHAN AND LISA BLOOM FOR DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER . THEY HAVE NO BASES FOR THEIR CHARGE , AT ALL LEGALLY. LIKE THE WHOLE OCTO-MOM THING WERE , THE DOCTOR HAD HIS LICENSE SUSPENDED WAS OUTRAGEOUS. NOTHING I HAVE HEARD WOULD JUSTIFY THEM TAKING ACTION AGAINST LINDSAY OR THE DOCTORS. I SEE A LAWSUIT AGAINST MICHAEL LOHAN AND LISA BLOOD . I SEE A RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST MICHAEL LOHAN AND HAVING LISA BLOOD INVESTIGATED BY THE STATE BAR , LISA BLOOM HAS NO LEGAL STANDING TO ACT ON THIS , AND THIS COULD BE CONSIDERED CRIMINAL HARASSMENT BY PROXY , BY REPORTING
THIS TO THE STATE , USING THE STATE AGENCY TOI HARASS AND STALK LINDSAY.

1399 days ago
35.

jill    

@Guests and Susan,

Michael has no access to Lindsay's medical records. I would guarantee any info he has is years old or made up by him.

As Amtrak said, he has no knowledge of what's going on in Lindsay's life and hasn't for years, let alone her medical information. Either does TMZ and their consistently wrong sources when it comes to Lindsay. He's a sociopath and this is his desperate way of keeping his name in the public eye since she's been more low key.

Just watch nothing will come out of this but Michael will be on his next scheme to stay relevant.

1399 days ago
36.

LittleMo    

So she's off the meds, claims she's not an alcohol, and says she was never an addict. I guess that means it's the Easter Bunny's fault that she hit that baby stroller.

1399 days ago
37.

Mee    

# 31 Both you and the nurse may be missing the point here.

Unless you work in an addiction center as an addiction specialist you would understand that, maybe Lindsay had a Dilaudid addiction (Hydromorphone) similar to morphine, and she would need to stay on it BECAUSE:

Dilaudid should never be abruptly discontinued as this could lead to dangerous seizures or convulsions and
the process of Dilaudid withdrawal should be gone through gradually and only under medical supervision.

The RN is thinking that the medication was simply given for pain (moderate to severe) which is what this drug is for.

She has limited information just like everyone else.

1399 days ago
38.

Good riddance!    

This dipsheet is obviously trying to play the Joe Jackson card and is only looking to sue to make money. What a bunch of desperate degenerates these Lohans are!

1399 days ago
39.

LittleMo    

If anybody really thinks all Lindsay Lohan did was 1 incident 3 or 4 years ago is missing the french fries from their Happy Meal. Do you have eyes? Look at her without make-up. Look at how she carries herself. She didn't take a drink and drive a few years ago - she is a party girl who never stopped. She lost film work because of her drinking. Someone said she's not like Paris Hilton and they were right. Lindsay is much worse because she got behind the wheel of a car. Remember the SCRAM bracelet going off? Lindsay and Dina said something spilled on it. Hello people - that's an electronic device. If that much liquid had gotten into it, it would've malfunctioned or possible been completely inoperable. You know what happens when something wet touches an electrica charge - you get shocked. Depending on the amount of booze that was - ahem - "spilled" it would've left some degree of an electrical burn on Lindsay's skin - there was none. She tried to drink while wearing it and we all know it. That doesn't even touch on how this girl completely blew off court orders, judges and everyone else. Her only excuse is that "incubator Dina" - refuse to call that woman a mother - was there telling her nothing was her fault, everybody else was to blame, and never making Lindsay accountable for anything. Now they both need to take a long, hard fall.

1399 days ago
40.

SarahSue     

Most of us agree that Michael Lohan makes a living from selling stories to whomever will buy them and enjoys not only the money but the resultant attention. Furthermore, most will agree that, based on Lindsay's behavior and the images of her that we've seen over the years, she did appear to be abusing some sort of substances--prescribed or otherwise.

However, without personal knowledge of her medical history it's impossible to know whether she was abusing the meds that were prescribed or that she obtained them in some nefarious manner. I take both Ritalin and Trazodone and I've been a patient of the prescribing physician (psychiatrist)for 15 years. So, no doctor shopping--same goes for illicit drug use. In my case, my anti-depressant makes me drowsy so the Ritalin brings me back to a normal level of alertness--it doesn't make me high. I periodically have insomnia--hence the trazodone. I have treatment resistant depression so I don't have any latitude with respect to changing anti-depressants. It took several years to find one that worked. Without knowing anything about the details of my situation one could easily jump to the wrong conclusions about my meds. I think that the same is potentially true for Lindsay.

With respect to the investigation itself, Lisa Bloom sent a letter to the Attorney General requesting an investigation. At that point the ball was out of her court. The Medical Board now has jurisdiction and, as someone above indicated, as the licensing board for physicians they can obtain patient records. There has been no defamatory action as, thus far, no physicians names have been released. Although there may be a legit reason for the meds that Lindsay was prescribed, as evidenced by many posters theories it is certainly possible that there was some inappropriate, ill advised and/or illegal behavior. Therefore, no harassment.

1399 days ago
41.

mat    

If the list is correct, I agree that the dilaudid for dental pain needs a look. Everything else including the Adderall are prescribed by subjective information from the patient and/or family. She has had enough to be depressed and anxious about, thus the zoloft, trazadone and ambien. Hyperactivity and inability to concentrate due to depression and anxiety might be misdiagnosed as ADD. Nexium is for heartburn. Many people with untreated depression and anxiety disorder self medicate with alcohol or street drugs to relieve the symptoms. Some members of AA believe that any medication that treats mental disorders is a "mind altering crutch". Michael Lohan may be from that school. Is it better to take meds that may, along with counseling,provide relief from agonizing symptoms and allow for a normal life? Or take a no prescription approach and turn to alcohol or street drugs for temporary symptom relief? Or run the risk of suicide while trying to tough it out? You decide, just please educate yourself first.

1399 days ago
42.

Peter Sc    

Then "Father dearest" will end up being looked at too.

She has been on this kind of medication "forever". No minor ends up at the doctors without some kind of parent escorting them down there. Who was depended of her performing above her ability when she was younger? Who lived of her income?

That is the very people who got her into this mess!

1399 days ago
43.

janet    

Oh, cut the crap, is this some sort of joke.

1399 days ago
44.

Lucky_130    

Lindsay dose indeed have a guardian angel watching out for her but she also never said she was going to have "Tommy Mottola" killed like MJ.

1399 days ago
45.

mark    

da lawyer and "da father for after the daughter's money" are cooperating with the board?

what kind of BS is that?

cooperating with what? da father can't even get close to the daughter and now he cooperates with the board?

lalaland is a beautiful place, isn't it?

1399 days ago
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