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The late Brittany Murphy, who passed away in December, received no fewer than 200 pills a month from January 2008-August 2009, and sometimes as many as 400.

The actress used an alias, Lola Manilow Murphy, at Eddie's Pharmacy in L.A. for nearly two years before the pharmacy finally cut her off four months before she died.

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Pharmacy records show Murphy got regular prescriptions for hydrocodone (Vicodin), clonazepam and Klonopin (anxiety), and Vicoprofen (a Vicodin/ibuprofen combo).

What's more, she doubled up on some prescriptions certain months.

Brittany Murphy (1977-2009).

For example, during one month in particular, Murphy was prescribed 200 hydrocodone and 100 clonazepam; another month it was 300 Vicoprofen and 100 Klonopin.

All the prescriptions were prescribed by Dr. Richard Kroop. One of many doctors under investigation in the case, he was paid a visit by authorities Friday afternoon.

The owner of Eddie's Pharmacy told TMZ he cut Brittany and her family off months before her death because, "We thought there was going to be an accident there."

Turns out he had his finger on the pulse there. Much like when THG told you in May 2007 that Simon Monjack was a shady character. Sometimes you just nail it.

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The deaths of Michael Jackson, Brittany Murphy and Corey Haim raised questions regarding prescription drugs, and have sparked an investigation, sources report.

The California State Attorney General's Office is investigating a number of doctors who prescribed meds for the aforementioned stars, all of whom died recently.

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Several dozen doctors are being investigated for allegedly prescribing medication without medical justification. The A.G. is also looking at their various aliases.

Sources say between 25-30 doctors are being "actively investigated." As we know, Dr. Conrad Murray already faces a manslaughter charge in the Jackson case.

He may not be the last. Two doctors who prescribed drugs to Anna Nicole Smith also face charges in connection with the former Playboy model's 2007 death.

The deaths of these stars beg many questions about the ethics of prescribing certain drugs, and have now prompted a California Attorney General's office investigation.

Continuing this disturbing trend, Haim's death earlier this month has already been linked to a massive drug ring, with a criminal investigation sure to follow.

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Brittany Murphy’s husband Simon Monjack is furious over a report that the star obtained medication - a majority of which is MIA - just before she died.

The late actress, who died in December, allegedly secured a prescription for 120 hydrocodone pills 11 days before her death. Only 11 were found after.

At the recommended maximum of four per day, she would have taken only 44 of them, and you can do the math there. So where are the missing pills?

Monjack says the pills were prescribed to Brittany’s mom Sharon, a cancer survivor, and the report is so outrageous that he's considering legal action.

What a surprise there.

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THE MONJACKS: Simon Monjack has been outspoken since Brittany's passing. Is he trying to clear her name, or his own? What is his agenda at the end of the day?

The release of Brittany Murphy’s autopsy report on February 26 ended all rumors and hurtful speculation that the actress had abused drugs, Simon says.

But a day after that report was released, a website claimed that 109 pills were missing from a bottle of 120, leading to renewed speculation over Murphy.

The article asked why so many pills prescribed in the first place, and by whom, while saying Simon Monjack has provided no help in locating the doctor.

As always, the bad seed has his own version of events.

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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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According to Brittany Murphy's recently-released autopsy, "multiple medications were present in the blood, with elevated levels of hydrocodone, acetaminophen, and chlorpheniramine."

Because these were prescription drugs, not illegal ones, attention-loving husband Simon Monjack says the report vindicates him.

"She never did anything that she was accused of!" Monjack told Us Weekly. "We never hid anything. And that's been the case with everything in our marriage. Maybe with her death, people will start to realize - yes, we had a lot of prescriptions around, but if you look at some of them, they date from 2001!"

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Monjack - who has been accused of setting up a fake charity in his late wife's name in order to extort mourners - says he found "solace" in the autopsy and rejects the idea that Murphy's death could have been prevented.

"Any death could be prevented," he said. "It's a tragedy."

True. But this wasn't the case of someone getting hit by a drunken driver. Murphy's death has been ruled an "accident," but either Brittany, Simon or both were negligent in some manner when it came to the medication in her system.

In the end, Monjack wants people to leave him alone and "stop coming out with these ridiculous stories" about his relationship with the actress.

"Our marriage was dogged by these ridiculous rumors. Brittany's life was dogged by ridiculous rumors, and the truth always wins out," Simon said. "I hope people have the sense to really understand that everything was beautiful and wonderful in our relationship and so pure."

Just shut up for a few days, dude, and we'll be happy to never say a word about this tragedy again.

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The list of drugs in Brittany Murphy's system when she died have been released by the L.A. County Coroner's office today, and it's not a pretty picture.

According to the report, "Multiple medications were present in the blood, with elevated levels of hydrocodone, acetaminophen, and chlorpheniramine."

"L-methamphetamine was also present."

The report says, "It should be noted that the pattern of use of these medications suggest treatment of symptoms of a cold or other respiratory infection."

"Acetaminophen and hydrocodone are components of Vicodin. Chlorpheniramine is considered an active ingredient in some over-the-counter medications."

The late Brittany Murphy with Simon Monjack, who she wed in 2007.

"L-methamphetamine is a component of some inhalers."

The Coroner believes that Brittany had pneumonia and tried self-medicating with prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs ... and it ultimately proved fatal.

The report notes that "Possible adverse physiological effects of elevated levels from these medications cannot be discounted, especially in a weakened state."

"Therefore the manner of death is Accident."

Simon Monjack, you're in the clear. Except for trying to bilk people through the fake foundation you set up in Brittany's name. That was real shady, man.

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Simon Monjack is the epitome of a bad seed.

Dude is such a shady character that minutes after Brittany Murphy died, THG readers were speculating that he must have had something to do with her demise.

That's unfair to the guy. But little he does can be taken at face value. Such is the case with the Brittany Murphy Foundation, a charity he started to honor her.

The only problem? It's not really a charity.

The Brittany Murphy Foundation run by Simon Monjack and Brittany's mother Sharon hadn't filed the necessary documents to qualify as a charity or nonprofit.

As soon as this was reported, its website was shut down. It's now back up with the following notice, promising to give back all donations so far ...

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Pretty sketchy explanation about getting off the ground quickly ... definitely not to capitalize on media attention paid to the late 32-year-old's tragic death. Naw.

The non-foundation says it will wait "until we have our non-profit status approved before proceeding to insure we can truly honor Brittany's charitable desires."

If those desires included a Simon Monjack Drinking Fund, she's smiling somewhere right now. If they were anything else, we wouldn't be holding our breath.

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There's just one problem with the Brittany Murphy Foundation, the just-launched charity Simon Monjack started to honor his late wife: It's not an actual charity.

The Brittany Murphy Foundation is a foundation in name alone, according to a TMZ report, as state and federal records indicate that it simply does not exist.

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Monjack and Brittany's mom Sharon launched foundation (the website of which is conveniently down for maintenance) and began soliciting funds last month.

Touted as a charity dedicated to arts education for children, the Brittany Murphy Foundation is not registered as a charity with the IRS or State of California.

So basically, it's the Simon Monjack Slush Fund Foundation.

The late Brittany Murphy's husband is a bad seed.

The California Secretary of State's office has no records of the organization as a nonprofit. The IRS says the foundation has not filed for a non-profit license.

Per U.S. law, any foundation soliciting money has to disclose the fact that it is not registered as a nonprofit. You know, so it doesn't try to cheat on its taxes.

What do you expect from a dude with the nickname Conjack?

The foundation had no such disclosure or any record of existing as of Friday. Its site was conveniently "down for maintenance" an hour after the story broke.

Larkin Rivero Management, where donations were directed to be mailed, had no comment. Monjack called off the first big fundraiser at the last minute.

Shady, shady individual. That's all we have to say.

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The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said today that actress Brittany Murphy's cause of death was pneumonia "exacerbated" by multiple drug intoxication.

Chief Investigator Craig Harvey ruled it an accident.

Murphy also suffered from iron deficiency and anemia, Harvey said, adding that the star, who died December 20, "wasn’t the healthiest person in the world."

Though a number of prescription drugs were found in her bedroom, her husband Simon Monjack claimed that she was only taking Vicoprofen and Fluoxetine.

The latter is an antidepressant to treat menstrual cramps. Harvey said the drugs in her system "will be in the toxicology report" to be released in a few weeks.

R.I.P. Brittany Murphy (1977-2009).

He said that all drugs were "oral medications." Meanwhile, other sources close to Brittany Murphy's autopsy have said the star's death was "preventable."

By that, they mean Brittany's condition was "treatable" but no one took Murphy to the hospital in time. Too much self-medicating with various drugs "pushed her over the line" but the underlying problems were the pneumonia and anemia.

Murphy weighed 115 pounds at the time of her death.

Monjack was questioned a second time this week about what meds Brittany was taking and where they came from. Also, officials want to know why she didn't see a doctor in the months leading up to her death if she was so noticeably ill.

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The L.A. County Coroner's Office is reportedly not satisfied that the toxicology report by itself will tell the whole story in the death of Brittany Murphy in December.

As a result, on Wednesday Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter paid a visit to Brittany's husband, Simon Monjack, and her mom, Sharon Murphy, to ask more questions.

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Monjack is not a suspect, however he is a very shady character, and conflicting reports about the origins of medications in Murphy's house have raised eyebrows.

A man who worked at Murphy's house told the Coroner's Office that someone would deliver a sealed, manila envelope filled with meds to "Lola" every Friday.

Simon Monjack wed Brittany Murphy in 2007.

Sources say the drugs were mailed from Los Angeles to Louisiana, where Murphy was shooting a movie and Simon Monjack was tagging along, before she died.

A pathologist in the Coroner's Office who is working on the case had a variety of questions for both Simon and Sharon regarding Britt. Among the questions:

Why is there no record of Brittany seeing a doctor in the months before her death, since she experiencing severe abdominal pains days before her death?

Monjack, whose planned Brittany Murphy benefit was postponed at the last minute this week, is said to have been fully cooperative with the investigation.