This article brings up some very good points...every physician you see needs to know what medications you are taking...did he divulge this information to both MDs?   BD 

A California doctor and a doctor in Houston, Tex. have been cleared of any wrongdoing in connection with their prescription of painkillers to actor Heath Ledger, who died from a drug overdose after he ingested a lethal cocktail of painkillers, anti-anxiety medicine and sleeping pills.

Thursday, DEA agents grilled the two doctors in Texas and California. In the days after Ledger's Jan. 22 death, the DEA subpoenaed New York Police Department records and the city's medical examiner's report, federal and city officials told ABC News at that time.  According to the medical examiner's office, Ledger took "prescribed therapeutic doses...or less" of each medication he ingested. The medications, however, were not meant to be taken together. The cumulative effect was that the actor's brain stem function that controls breathing was impaired, and Ledger "fell asleep and never woke up."

ABC News: MDs Cleared of Wrongdoing in Ledger Death


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