Shocking New Report Claims Brittany Murphy Was Given Hundreds Of Pills Every Month!

Sat, March 20, 2010 11:22am EDT by 14 Comments
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Pharmacy records prove she was prescribed a lethal amount.

New information about Brittany Murphy‘s addiction to prescription medication has come to light in a new report from TMZ. According to the site, Brittany received at least 200 pills per month between Jan. 2008 and Aug. 2009 — and some months she even received up to 400! Pharmacy documents reveal that she was being regularly prescribed Vicodin, anti-anxiety pills, and a Vicodin/ibuprofen combination pill, and would frequently double her prescription.

Using an alias, “Lola Manilow Murphy,” she got her pills from Eddie’s Pharmacy in Los Angeles, but was cut off four months before her tragic death. When reached for a comment, the pharmacy owner told the site, “We thought there was going to be an accident there.”

TMZ also reports that every prescription for Brittany was written out by Dr. Richard Kroop and that investigators spoke to the doctor March 19 for questioning.

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brittanihinckley

Posted at 9:00 PM on January 29, 2014  

Reblogged this on wisdom&truths and commented:
watching a movie staring Brittany Murphy. It makes me sad to know she is gone.

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Daniel Hicks

Posted at 6:33 AM on January 24, 2014  

I worked on the movie “Uptown Girl” and after the shoot, Brittany walked out and she was as high as a kite. So I don’t know if this was typical for her, but it surprised me.

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Bat Thompson

Posted at 12:22 AM on November 19, 2013  

Wake up people! She was poisoned. Do your homework instead if just being spoon fed your information.

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jjgjgj

Posted at 7:39 PM on March 20, 2010  

Damn! Did she not see what see was doing to herself, did her husband and mom not see? Brittany Murphy basically killed herself. How could anyone not know that taking that many meds can cause cardiac arrest or death!

Her movies have been showing on TV and Cable, when I see her face, it’s sad because was beautiful and talented…

R.I.P.

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shlub

Posted at 2:09 PM on March 20, 2010  

200 pills a month sounds bad, but that’s only 7 a day. I take 5 a day myself, for legitimate health conditions (allergies, reflux, etc). Vicodin may have had a medical reason or not. Just don’t react to the big number as if it’s a sure sign of addiction–it could be or could be totally innocent.

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Ami

Posted at 12:54 PM on March 20, 2010  

Oh, one other thing Mr. Betts, one earns respect based on what they do in life, not simply get it because they happen to be dead. This is a general statement, not one that reflects on Brittany specifically. If her doctors, pharmacists, and possibly friends and family showed her true respect in life, perhaps they would have intervened rather than enabled this problem. Seems the only one who stepped up was the owner of Eddie’s Pharmacy. At least one person was paying attention.

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Ami

Posted at 12:49 PM on March 20, 2010  

Based on the headline, the sub-headline and the text, its easy to see that this story is not about “addiction” but rather the dangerous amounts and combinations of prescriptions that are being written by doctors. Unfortunately, many problems that are running rampant in the US, like prescription drug abuse, don’t get the coverage they deserve until a face can be put on it and that face is usually a celebrity’s. Better her death mean something than just be another one in a long line of celebrity premature death.

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Alara

Posted at 12:43 PM on March 20, 2010  

Hi Kel and Christopher

I see your point about letting brittany rest in peace -but her death should actually be used as an example to millions of people who pop prescription pills like they’re candy. VB is right, how many people die that we never hear of. Even tylenol is a very dangerous drug that can kill people, and I know people addicted to that!
There are so many natural remedies out there – including for anxiety and depression, if we took responsibility for our own health instead of just thinking a pill will fix everything, this kind of epidemic wouldn’t be happening. Michael Jackson had all the money in the world – why didn’t he get the best natural medicine research could buy? If Brittany had spent her money on getting real help instead of masking everything with drugs ( like everyone seems to do – not just her!) she’d still be alive. That’s the tragedy. And one we should all be learning from. How many more people need to die from complications due to prescription drug use? Guess we’ll just keep watching them all drop, since noone seems to be getting it very quickly.

Here’s a great site, for example, with excellent natural anti-depressants – i kid you not – check it out:) http://www.clarocet.com

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Kel

Posted at 12:28 PM on March 20, 2010  

I agree with Christopher Betts, let her rest in peace.

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VB

Posted at 12:03 PM on March 20, 2010  

So many people are doing exactly what she did, we have an epidemic of people popping more pills than ever. Most of them think it’s “safe” because their doctor prescribed them. I see it all around me, the mentality of taking something to make you feel nothing….makes you vacant and unemotional. Just because she and other “famous” people are dying from it doesn’t come close to the truth of how many people are actually dying every day from prescription drug overdoses.

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mimi

Posted at 11:50 AM on March 20, 2010  

it is unbelievebel …to eat that many pills????, no wonder she died…..how could she live that long with all that? mimi

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Christopher Betts

Posted at 11:49 AM on March 20, 2010  

I think its wrong to disgrace someone after the die. So who cares she was addicted to prescription medication. She’s died for Christ sakes!!! Show her some respect.

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Nik

Posted at 12:19 PM on March 20, 2010  

It’s important to report the news and disclose practices of those in the medical profession. In California, past politicians have sought legislation making it a crime to write prescription that’s potentially harmful and against medical regulations.

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Joe P.

Posted at 12:59 PM on March 20, 2010  

To Christopher Betts,
The point being made is about learning from Brittany’s and other tragic deaths. Also it’s about stopping doctors from perscribing lethal doses of meds. Their oath is to save lives not take them. I believe that’s about power, money and greed. That’s needs to be stopped……That’s the crime, not speaking out by using these deaths as a platform.

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