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Amy Winehouse

The Prescription Omission

8/23/2011 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Amy Winehouse
's family claims no illegal drugs were present in the singer's system at the time of death ... but there's a gaping hole, because they made no mention of prescription drugs.

A source close to the family would not comment on any prescription drugs, even though he and the rest of the family were categorical on illegal drugs.

The family says they have seen toxicology reports which discount illegal drugs. The family did acknowledge Amy had been drinking at the time of her death.
  
As for prescription drugs, there are a number that contain the opiates similar to heroin, including OxyContin and morphine.

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KnuckleDragger    

Something odd killed this broad...and it wasn't a heavy nap!

969 days ago
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Oh Ren Ishii    

second ...who cares shes dead!

969 days ago
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Rhubino    

TMZ, 95% percent of your commentators said the same thing in the previous post. You're preaching to the choir on this one it would seem.

969 days ago
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shawn maynard     

Why lie???? It is what it is and we all know what it is anyway. Pills and alcohol = no waking up in the morning...

969 days ago
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KristinaLA    

sounds like they're covering up some of the details.

969 days ago
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yo    

Family's motive = money.

969 days ago
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Kelly    

Doesn't really matter if they didn't find illegal drugs or any drugs at all for that matter in her system at the time of her death.
Addiction to both illegal and legal drugs add alcohol without a doubt in my mind contributed to and was responsible her early death.

The effects of long term addiction on the body and one's health dosent reverse itself if you dont use for a few months.

969 days ago
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Shawn    

She is still in the news?

969 days ago
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Truth    

SHE DIED FROM A SEIZURE FORM LONG TERM DRUG USE ON TOP OF THE "LEGAL" DRUGS AND ALCOHOL POISONING. IT'S SAFE TO SAY SHE DINT DIE FROM "NATURAL CAUSES". THE FAMILY CAN RULE THAT OUT. TRUTH!!!

969 days ago
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janet    

Who cares legal or not. Is this for insurances purposes.

969 days ago
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Jackie    

Why American Media is full of ****. We have other things to focus on in Europe. Enough of this Woman at the moment. Let her rest in peace.

969 days ago
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Satrma    

Come on... whether it was an overdose of illegal or legal drugs doesit really make a difference. Either way she abused drugs and paid the ultimate price. Sounds like her family is trying to spin the truth. At the end of the day, the girl was a mess...

969 days ago
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jack-55d79    

She had seizures in the past. Whether it was brought on by drug/alcohol abuse or something more complicated like latent epilepsy, seizures kill regularly. Anyone who knows someone with moderate or severe epilepsy will be aware of the risks. It's not pleasant. I would think any prescription drugs in her system that were related to addiction were either maintenance doses (keep in mind methadone and opiates can be prescribed in the UK under certain cir****tances) to avoid a physically demanding withdrawal (if she was frail that'd be an additional reason), or even the opposite in the form of opiate antagonists such as naltrexone, but ultimately if it's related to a seizure the exact cause may never be known. Unless it was an overdose. Obviously a past lifestyle of substance abuse (alcohol + hard drugs) massively increases the risk factors for lots of conditions. It's basically irrelevant given she's dead and in no way detracts from the message that substance abuse is a dangerous thing.

969 days ago
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peoplearesilly    

It doesn't matter at this point. Leave it alone. Everyone knew she was a drug addcit; legal, illegal, whatever. So it's not breaking news in any regard. Let her rest in peace.

969 days ago
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Canadasux    

Hey, TMZ! Producer/actor Peter Billingsley found singer/songwriter John O'Brien DEAD in his Chicago hotel room - at the Kickerbocker!

969 days ago
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