The government has launched an investigation to determine how actor Heath Ledger was able to obtain so many prescription drugs.
The government is investigating whether a licensed doctor stepped outside of the normal standard of practice to supply drugs to an addict for recreational use rather than for therapeutic use.
When dealing with the very rich, certain money hungry doctors forget their oath to first, do no harm to their patients.
According to Dr. Michael Hunter, a prominent forensic pathologist, the level of tranquilizers, pain killers and sleeping pills in Ledger's system were intended to obtain an intoxicant effect - not for therapeutic use.
Dr. Hunter tells PEOPLE that the combination of the powerful drugs most likely caused "poly-drug intoxication" which led to respiratory arrest. "His breathing probably got slower and slower until it stopped all together," he said. (source)
The NY coroner's office released toxioclogy reports ruling actor Heath Ledger's death an "accident" based on results showing he had 3 different anti-anxiety medications and 2 different sleeping pills in his system.
Overdosing on a few sleeping pills is an accident. But Ledger had Valium, Ativan, Xanax, Lunesta and Restoril in his bloodstream at the time of his death. That's more like suicide or murder.
In somewhat related news, an LA county coroner also ruled rapper Chad "Pimp C" Butler's untimely death an accident due to the combination of sleep apnea and the effects of cough medicine. Despite all the headlines blaming Pimp C's death on cough medicine, it's more likely he died from his medical condition sleep apnea considering the levels of Phenergen and Codeine in his bloodstream were not that high.
So John Gibson was right after all. The truth about actor Heath Ledger's serious drug habit has come to light a week after he was found dead in his Soho apartment. A video circulating the Internet shows Ledger attending a party where drugs are openly used and passed around.
The national media tried it's best to turn Ledger into a saint even though it was a well known fact that Ledger was a drug addict. Ledger took so many illegal drugs that he was literally bouncing off the walls, too wired to sleep. He tried every sleeping pill on the market and often complained that the pills didn't work.
The reason the media bent over backwards to sensationalize Ledger's death is simple: he played a gay cowboy in the film Brokeback Mountain. And as you know, gays run the national media.
For that same reason the video has been pulled from national TV shows such as Entertainment Tonight - once again highlighting the bias within the news media. We wonder if the media would exercise such censorship if Will Smith was found dead surrounded by pills and there was a video of him doing drugs.
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Here's my take on the Heath Ledger story: I have to admit I was not familiar with the actor whose promising career was cut short by his untimely death. Someone reminded me that Mr. Ledger played a gay cowboy in the movie 'Brokeback Mountain'. I never saw the movie.
For those of us who are unfamiliar with him, we can't escape the wall to wall news coverage of his death. One of the troubling aspects of his death was his masseuse's claims that she attempted CPR on Mr. Ledger when she found him unresponsive.
According to Nancy Grace, Ledger was found face down in his bed. Any masseuse should be trained in basic CPR 101 which teaches you to move an unresponsive person off the bed and onto the floor before initiating CPR. If you're unable to move the patient, then a board or other hard surface should be placed under his back.
At any rate, the patient must be face up before any attempt at CPR can be made. If paramedics found Ledger face down in his bed, then no attempt at CPR was made.
The other troubling aspect is why the masseuse called actress Mary-Kate Olsen twice before calling 911? And did the actress send her security to the apartment to remove incriminating evidence? Lastly, if 911 was called 15 minutes after the masseuse heard Ledger snoring then she or the company she works for could be held responsible for not acting swiftly enough to save his life.