It’s nobody’s fault but our own…

We have just about had it with any or every drug overdose, or drug-assisted suicide, or negligent several doctors prescribing copious amounts of prescription medications to people who end up end death. How many would we have to count? How many occupations do they come from? Please not that would matter mind you.

A couple of examples: Heath Ledger. Here’s a regular guy (by his own admission) whose been working harder than usual who apparently goes on location for some motion picture shots. Upon his arrival back to New York the worked-out alcoholic feels miserable – and he has a right to feel that way considering the hours the film community works. So Heath goes to the doctor complaining of back pain, some depressive episodes and given that he spoke coherently and appeared normal, his doctor wrote him some scripts for some lofty prescriptions, with instruction of how, when, where, and what time to take them. Moreover, and we’re pretty positive of this the doctor would have put the number of actual pills were in each bottle.

So innocently he goes home and pops a couple and gets a nice buzz going. Perhaps some friends came over with a traditional bottle of wine and Heath decides, “…oh one glass isn’t going to hurt…” Keeping an eye on the time he sees that four hours have passed by and his back pain is noticeable so he says, time for medication. Nuff said.

“Why have we had such a slide in moral climate? I submit to you that a major factor has been a change in the philosophy which has been dominate, a change in the belief of personal responsibility to that of social responsibility.”

Now then we quite humbly submit to you that the other medications, drug paraphernalia, that had been written by other doctors in geographically different locations fall directly into that quote by Milton Friedman.

Now if your own doctor asks you if you have taken or come into any other medicines and you say “No” as far as we’re concerned the doctor has done his job. But suppose you went in and the nurse handed you a urinalysis cup, before the doctor asked you? Ahem…suffice it to say you’d be looking for a different doctor and he/she’d be out one patient.

Michael Jackson: Please, a civil as possible MJ had a known history of drug/prescription medication abuse since before the Pepsi commercial he inadvertent caught a spark to his glycerin soaked head and then he ignited like Richard Pryor! Even before that he had been hooked on Tylenol #3s with 30 mgs of codeine in each tablet for pain associated with his cosmetic surgeries.

And just before the first child abuse case he sought the assistance of a doctor for more medication and some “clean time” in the hospital. Although the case went on…and on…and on with the plaintiff swearing to a judge that MJ had in fact given him drugs and alcohol to consume.

How many trips to rehab did Lindsay Lohan, Spears, Gibson, Tim Allen, Drew Barrymore, Truman Capote, Johnny Depp, Prince Harry, Robert F. Kennedy, Demi Moore, Elvis, the entire Osborne clan, Winona Ryder, Patrick Swayze, and of course, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, as well as Samuel L. Jackson.

We clearly remember Elvis Presley’s doctor being investigated insofar as the amount of different drugs were found in his body. But what does a patient who self-medicates (needle and syringe) some medications whilst at the same time downs about 4 or 5 pills, then asks his doctor for a sleep inducing drug used in operating rooms?

So before this Whitney Houston saga gets blown too far out of proportion, we don’t believe it’s a crime to remember Whitney in all of her glory whatever those years were to you. Whitney Houston brought the world to its knees at her performance of the national anthem in 1991 – let’s focus on that.

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