Wednesday, February 06, 2008

In which Quiana does not make friends...

and also probably does not influence people.

So the coroner's report is out on Heath Ledger and I just have to say that there is no way that a reasonable person would think that mixing OxyContin (painkiller), Valium (anti-anxiety/insomnia), Xanax (anti-depresent), Restoril (sedative/anti-isnomnia), Unisom (sleep aid), and ibuprofen would be a brilliant plan. That is the act of an addict or someone in extremely poor mental health.

I'm not a pharmacist, but my guess was that if one pharmacy or doctor was handling all these prescriptions, someone there would have flagged him with a warning. This is why should should always use the same physician's practice and the same pharmacy.

I don't believe that Ledger killed himself on purpose, but saying that this is some tragic accident is ludicrous. Being killed in a plane crash is a tragic accident; I believe the name for this is cause and effect. This isn't some rare incident. Homemade prescription drug cocktails will kill you.

And I am ticked off and I shouldn't write it, but I want to add that after oxycodone, the ibuprofin is a bit ridiculous.


Ferretnick said...
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Ferretnick said...

When I read the toxicology report this morning, I thought the same thing. "Who in their right mind thought that mixing all this medication was a good idea?!?"

As I was telling a co-worker, I didn't know him personally but for crying out loud, he was just an actor. Not a war veteran, or a extreme sport junkie or somebody that actually requires this type of medication to survive day to day.

I went snowboarding and camped in extreme cold. I was stiff and sore, but I took some ibuprofen and a few days later was feeling fine again.
What was he doing with a whole pharmacy of prescription drugs???

I agree. This wasn't a "tragedy". It was more like an accident waiting to happen.