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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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16.

Areader    

TMZ was not satisfied with their previous post and after sitting around someone from the TMZ staff says.."hey, they didn't mention anything about prescription drugs" so of course TMZ now posts this to let everyone know that there's a chance Amy may have had prescription drugs in her system.

Note to TMZ...Stop playing Scotland Yard!

1064 days ago
17.

spyke    

This woman was determined to throw away her life, her talent and everyone who cared about her. Why do we insist on making a martyr out of her?

1064 days ago
18.

GOD    

Yeah...junkies tend to die from dope....

1064 days ago
19.

3Storms    

Prescription drugs are being abused these days moreso than street drugs are.


There's a reason why pharmaceutical corporations spend billions of dollars to market drugs to you to convince you that you need drugs before a doctor has had a chance to tell you whether you need them or not.

1064 days ago
20.

Blue    

Methadone, painkillers, sleeping pills, anxiety meds and phenomena. Something tells me we will all be hearing those words soon in regards to poor Amy's death.

1064 days ago
21.

b    

She was a DRUG ADDICT and ALCOHOLIC and it KILLED her. STORY OVER

1064 days ago
22.

Scotty    

Why lie? We all know what she died from!

1064 days ago
23.

Sieva    

um the family said no ILLEGAL drugs were found in her system. Prescription drugs are no illegal.

1064 days ago
24.

jpm4444    

The family needs to keep quiet. To act like she was clean is ridiculous.

If you mix alcohol with these extremely dangerous prescription drugs, you can die.

We are a country of drug addicts; prescription drugs now kill more people than meth, cocaine, and heroine COMBINED.

1064 days ago
25.

jpm4444    

This is the problem with the uk and the u.s. We think prescription drugs aren't bad and they aren't drugs.

Too many that can't deal with life so they get high on pain killers and antidepressants.

Using prescription drugs or illegal drugs so you can handle life means you have issues and need counseling. There really isn't a difference. In an earlier statement the whinehouse' said she didn't take ANY drugs and none were in her system. Then asked about prescription drugs, they said no comment.

1064 days ago
26.

TheUltraworld    

Hillbilly Heroin, Xanax & Vodka. Same thing. They weren't prescribed to her, so they were in fact illegal.

1064 days ago
27.

Hugh Gentry    

oh yeah, I forgot she died

1064 days ago
28.

JimmyCrapCorn    

TMZ GET YOUR VULTURE TALONS OUT OF HER UNLESS YOU HAVE SOME FACTS TO PROVIDE.

1064 days ago
29.

Ann    

Everyone knows that rx drugs are the loophole to illegal drugs. There is such shame for Winehouse's family but there really is no denying that a 27-year-old doesn't just suddenly die. Amy Winehouse put her heart through tremendous stress and as a result died of the effects of drugs. It is sad but the family should just acknowledge Amy was not a healthy person and lost her life to drugs.

1064 days ago
30.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Doesn't matter. The damage was already done. Same with Jeff Conaway, Andy Gibb, Elvis, etc. Whatever alcohol she drank was just the last straw that killed her sooner rather than later.

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