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Whitney Houston

No Funny Business

With Doctors

2/15/2012 2:35 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Whitney Houston was not doctor shopping or using aliases to score prescriptions ... TMZ has learned. 

Law enforcement sources tell us ... although the L.A. County Coroner is subpoenaing medical and pharmacy records, there is nothing to suggest Whitney or her doctors did anything inappropriate or illegal.

Sources tell us ... subpoenas will go out to 5 or 6 doctors, as well as some pharmacies that filled various prescriptions for the singer.  So far, all of Whitney's doctor visits, as well as the prescriptions that were filled, seem legit.

And, we're told, the doctors and pharmacists contacted by the Coroner's Office have all been cooperative.

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HumanNature    

STOP ALL OF THE GOSSIP, RUMORS, INNUENDOS, SPECULATION AND MORE IMPORTANTLY "LIES"!!!!


ALLOW WHITNEY HOUSTON TO R.I.P.

899 days ago
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Cognizant _illiberal    

Doctors should no prescribe benzos to addicts they have other non narcotics they use for anxiety but we should not blame doctors for addicts

899 days ago
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who cares    

TMZ yet again another ignorant article. No Doctor perscribes 3 different kinds of benzo to anyone expecially a known drug addict. TMZ you are ignorant.

899 days ago
4.

Chris    

Yeah, because nobody ever dies from "Legit" medications.

899 days ago
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The Dude    

The drugs are out of control for all these entertainmnet people. It was about 5 years ago on KROQ radio that Bobby Brown's sister was a guest and alleged that Whitney often locked herself in the restroom with a bag of coke and bag of sex toys. However, how does one take it seriously and how does one approach the problem. No one could. Just like Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole and the rest..they hide it from thier fans...not that a fan could do anything..they just would become labled a stalker...estrange from thier family until only thier personal freind\devils are the only ones whom know because they are supplying the need. Next is death. If action could have been made well 5 years ago, then would she be alive? We all hear the allegations. Look, Charlie Sheen was making jokes at his drug problem and arrest with heidi fleiss years ago on SNL. Did someone try to stop him then? No. Someone tried this time. Hopefully he stays and not dies.

899 days ago
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bob     

Yeah, unlike the Michael Jackson situation...when he had all those Dr. Feelgoods prescribing whatever he wanted, especially Dr. Arnie Klein, who did not have to testify at Dr. Murray's trial. Anyway, what probably killed her was mixing alcohol and Xanax--not a good mix.

899 days ago
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The Real JJ    

This is STUPID!!! Its almost like TMZ wants to find out she did something illegal so they can take credit and harv can all over the news and say he broke the story. Let the toxicology report do the talking and stop speculating. ITS SAD just let her rest.

899 days ago
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Sandy    

Why would she need 5 doctors if there was no funny business, It doesn't make any sense.

899 days ago
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katie10    

TMZ, you're getting simply pathetic, I can't stand reading anything more about this. All you comments about Bobby Brown not being allowed to attend the funeral are ALL lies, Whitney's mother has just addressed this..and it is a lie.

You're relentlessness of stalking celebrities needs to stop. There types of Tabloid lying websites, photogs need to stop!

RIP, Whitney.

899 days ago
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svizzy    

"Guidelines for acceptable duration of benzodiazepine use dating back over 2 decades state a maximum of 2 – 4 weeks or for intermittent use only. Most recently, guidelines state 7 – 10 days."

she was longer one benzos than that. so the docs are at fault too. they gave her wrong advice and made her addicted to that substance.

"By law, when a physician prescribes drugs for a patient, the physician is required to ensure that the patient is fully informed of the drugs risks and benefits and consents to the drug therapy with full informed knowledge. Statistics show that this occurs in less than 20% of the patient population.
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An estimated 4 million people in the United States have used prescribed benzodiazepine tranquillizers and hypnotics (sleeping pills) regularly for 5 – 10 years or more according to a US study in the early 1990s. Similar figures apply in the UK, Europe and in some Asian countries with the trend continuing.
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The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 33% of diseases today are caused by medical treatment i.e. iatrogenic or doctor induced illness. Doctors are the third leading cause of death in the US after heart disease and cancer causing an estimated 250,000 deaths each year according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, July 2000."

from little older articles but still accurate. (probably even worse today)

899 days ago
11.

Fabienne    

Come on, not every person has a shady past. Did it not occur to some that maybe she just died from natural causes or a general illness that got the best of her?

899 days ago
12.

Phil    

How would they know if she was using an alias?

899 days ago
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carpetMuncher    

all her drugs were obtained on the street, good luck with those subs. I am waiting for the toxo report to come back. I bet there will be drugs that there are no scripts for. don't forget she was found by people that knew her and could have flushed the evidence long away.

899 days ago
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HumanNature    

TMZ IS JUST AS BAD AS CLIVE DAVIS PRE GRAMMY PARTY!!!!


SHOWING "NO RESPECT" FOR THE DEARLY DEPARTED!!!

899 days ago
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Kari    

But all the prescriptions she was taking, combined with lots of alcohol, was completely dangerous.

899 days ago
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