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Whitney Houston

L.A. Coroner Hunting Down

Prescription Records

2/15/2012 9:41 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The L.A. County Coroner wants to get to the bottom of Whitney Houston's medical and pharmaceutical history -- obtaining subpoenas to get the singer's medical and drug records from her doctors.

According to Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter, it's not out of the ordinary to request such records.

As TMZ reported, there were a half-dozen Rx bottles in the hotel room where Whitney died, including prescriptions for Xanax, Amoxicillin and ibuprofen.  There was also a bottle of Midol, but nothing excessive or unusual.

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Reality Check     

It's a shame that Bobby Brown took the absolute best the music industry had to offer - a certain queen of pop - and turned her into a crack head. It's amazing she was so seduced but him and the drugs he introduced into her life. Bobby Brown is solely responsible for crushing her life and career, make no mistake. Yet he has zero self perception to see this. Even when he doesn't drop everything to rush to his daughter's side. He should be held to account somehow. He's a thoroughly disgusting human being.

889 days ago
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.:Loki4Ever:.    

nTheZone: I agree, I don't think she was a drug addict either.

889 days ago
18.

.:Loki4Ever:.    

My heart still goes out to her daughter and family. Still so sad. And to the person who said religious people are freaky... I'm just going to pray for you. Without God, I wouldn't have the blessings I do in my life- but, you aren't a person of faith so you would have no idea what I am even talking about. RIP Whitney. I wish TMZ and the other media would give your family it's personal space. :(

889 days ago
19.

patty    

hmmm... actually that is out of order for natural cause or for am accident, so i guess she didn't drown and dr murray might get a friend in jail

889 days ago
20.

u iz a cutiepie    

What about the bottle/s of meds that could have been removed before the policia showed up?

889 days ago
21.

Dr.Conrad Murray    

It wasn't me!


Regards
Dr.Conrad Murray.

889 days ago
22.

Juliana    

Oh Really - That's funny...my brother died in 2007 from taking 2 different pain pills, but the coroners office did not seem to care to track down the medical records for him or why doctors gave him drugs that had negative interactions..oh I forgot he is not a celebrity..Our Country only cares about the Rich and Famous...Sad ****..

889 days ago
23.

SoThere    

Auntie who found her flushed the good stuff down the john.
I'm sure the family will try to keep it hush hush.
She was never off the junk.

889 days ago
24.

Swins    

Stars are really just F'd up.
I went to a hotel, if I would have died in it there would have been no prescription drugs found at all. Too many people and doctors have become just too comfortable with using and prescribing drugs.

889 days ago
25.

Beaners    

@PG Must be easy to take cheap shots at a dead person regarding a subject you obviously don't know anything about. Once you realize addiction is a disease; one will either die with it, or die from it.

Her Ex-Husband was ZERO help, he was an enabler and an addict, and 2 addicts together is not a good combination.

889 days ago
26.

NICOLE    

You people you are so ignorant..." Ohhhh.. it doesn't matter, she was an addict anyways"... Really??? if she was an addict WHY HER DOCTORS they prescribed so many drugs?? Why they prescribed Xanax to her if she was also an alcoholic?? C'mon! doctors they are not stupid! Also they have tons of examples to learn from. H. Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith, Michael Jackson and huge list of celebrities who died from combination of drugs. All of them they were taking Xanax. Is this a coincidence? Are the prescriptions drugs part of the new "legal" cartel?

889 days ago
27.

Truth    

SEE, THAT'S WHY THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME FORM OF NATIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL DATABASE WITH ALL THE SCRIPTS PRESCRIBED FROM DOCS AND PHARMACIES DISPENSING THE DRUGS. IT'S NOT FOOL PROOF BUT FOR 98.9% IT CAN CATCH WHICH DOCS ARE OVER PRESCRIBING AND PHARMACIES IN COHORTS WITH THEM. ONE LOOK UNDER A PATIENT'S NAME YOU CAN SEE ALL THE DOCS, AMOUNT PRESCRIBED, DRUGS, AND PHARMACY DISPENSING AND WITHIN WHAT TIME FRAME. S/B RULES AND REGULATIONS AROUND WHAT A PHARMACIST CAN DISPENSE WHAT AMOUNT WHEN THEY GET A DOC'S SCRIPT. IF IT APPEARS TO BE EXCESSIVE FROM OTHER SIMILAR SCRIPTS IN THE DATABASE THE PHARMACIST CAN REFUSE TO PRESCRIBE AND CONTACT THE DOC IN QUESTION TO VERIFY. IF THE DOC STILL SAYS IT'S GOOD THEN PHARMACIST PRESCRIBE WITH NOTATION AND A FLAG AND SENT TO CENTRAL DATABASE. IF THERE ARE TOO MANY FLAGS THEN AN INVESTIGATION CAN OCCUR ON THAT DOC AND/OR PHARMACY. THIS IS THE BEGINNING BUT THEY NEED A SYSTEM LIKE ABOVE FOR STARTERS. #TRUTH!!

889 days ago
28.

Jon boquiqui    

stupid a$$ celebraties are effing it all up for the rest of the people to get perscription drugs

889 days ago
29.

Kari    

I hope they also track down the Dr.'s that wrote prescriptions for all these drugs, the pharmacies that were willing to sell her this many, and the "friends" who made sure she always had plenty around.

889 days ago
30.

Jim    

No doctor or drug store is going fool with these dumb celebs that need meds cause they go home and eat em like candy and drop dead and blame the dr's and drug stores. Whitney Houston was just a dumb drug addict like Michael Jackson that didn't have enough sense to stop abusing drugs. Good ridience to both of the dopers.

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