Cops Seek Missing Meds in Brittany Murphy Case

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Brittany Murphy had a lot of drugs in her system when she died in December. Her death has been ruled an accident, but several questions about it linger.

The actress obtained a prescription for 120 hydrocodone (Vicodin) pills 11 days before her death, but on the day she died, there were only 11 pills left.

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Suspicious, no? Moreover, the L.A. County Coroner's Office cannot locate the doctor who prescribed the pills and are currently on the hunt to find him.

According to the Coroner's report, the medication prescribed specifically to the fallen star were supposed to be taken a maximum of four times a day.

But since 109 of the pills were missing from the bottle when she died, only 44 should have been gone if Brittany had maxed out on the prescription.

R.I.P. The late Brittany Murphy last year. [Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

Brittany's husband, Simon Monjack, says he is vindicated by the accidental death findings, but officials want to know why so many pills were prescribed at all.

A member of the Coroner's Office recently went to Simon Monjack to assist them in locating the doctor who prescribed the meds, but he was not any help.

Why are we not surprised in the least?

The cause of Murphy's death is listed as "accidental" - the result of pneumonia, prescription and over-the-counter drugs - but is still far from a closed case.

Will the missing doctor be found? And if so, will he ultimately face legal action like the enablers/doctors who treated Anna Nicole Smith and Michael Jackson?

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You hate to think that possibly someone was skimming her meds or else she was giving them away. I don't think it would be IMPOSSIBLE to take 109 pills in 11 days but I think that if that had been the case then it would have been obvious and noted in the autopsy. Nevertheless, there needs to be greater regulation of the circulation of these meds. Now I don't mean to say that people who require large amounts of meds shouldn't be allowed to get them or that those who need them should only be able to get a week's supply at a time BUT if the amounts are going to be tremendously high then maybe someone from an independent medical board should have to approve it. There needs to be greater oversight from the courts and from the medical community or else these deaths (often enabled by slimey folks like Howard K. Stern or Dr. Conrad Murray) will continue to add up.

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char...the death has already been evaluated and it was not caused by fould play..OTC drugs that were taken, when she needed to go to a doctor...it was not an overdose..., she had pneumonia and was trying to treat it herself....

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I think it is important to know the truth. somebody here said to leave the family alone....
OK No harassment just like to know that it was really a natural death. As I sure do not believe that Anna Nicole's death was natural at all...NO comparison, but greed happens, and it happens much too often.
I think Britney Spears got lucky that her family came into the picture fast enough.

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Why cant they find the doctor. they found the prescription...All prescriptions have a Dr. name and address on them. this is confusing....

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Radar Online has alradey reported that this is not a true report....Sharon (Brit's mother) was the one with the prescription, for nerve damage from radiation & chemo...the meds weren't Brittany's....the dr. in question is not even one of her docs...the coroner actually corroborates this and her mother is poised to sue anyone else that reports this as stupid article against her & her family....lol...you are stupid copy/paste idiots that need to do your own research

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Late Brittany and her family should be left alone. Mother and husband lost their loving Brittany and should grieve in peace. Brittany evidently a had mental problems and flu. Hollywood life is very difficult for sensitive, young women.

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