Brittany Murphy's prescriptions revealed
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 December 2009
A stash of ten types of prescription drugs have been confiscated from late 'Clueless' star Brittany Murphy
Brittany Murphy's bedroom contained ten types of prescription drugs.
A collection of medication and empty pill bottles - including tablets to treat depression and anxiety - have allegedly been confiscated by an officer from the Los Angeles County Coroner's department who is investigating the 32-year-old actress' death after she was found dead in the shower on Sunday (20.12.09).
The drugs were in Brittany's name, her husband Simon Monjack's, her mother Sharon's and other "unidentified third party names".
They included anxiety pills Klonopin and Atvian, Carbamazepine; which treats diabetic symptoms and is also used to help people who suffer from bipolar disorder, painkillers Vicoprofen and Hydrocodone and antibiotic tablets Biaxin.
There was also a packet of Propranolol; for hypertension and to prevent heart attacks, anti-seizure medication Topamax, anti-inflammatory treatment Methylprednisolone, depression medication Fluoxetine and several different vitamins.
Toxicology expert Dr. Bruce Goldberger - Professor and Director of Toxicology at the University Of Florida College Of Medicine - has confirmed a mixture of these medicines could have resulted in an accidental overdose.
He said: "Absolutely, mixing a number of these drugs could have resulted in her death. At the moment it is pointing towards an overdose or at least that will have to be ruled out by the autopsy or toxicology results."
Brittany's autopsy took place on Monday (21.12.09) but the finding will not be released until toxicology and neurological results come back in the next six weeks.
Meanwhile, Simon, 39, has blasted speculation his wife was also taking illegal drugs and suffering from an eating disorder.
He told the New York Daily News newspaper: "I'm confident it wasn't an overdose. She was not a drug addict.
"My wife did not take anything on the morning of her death that would have caused her to be sick or ill, let alone die. It's beyond even the sickest speculation.
"The attacks on me, the attacks on my wife and suggestions that she was anorexic and drug addicted, it's like, look at the recent photographs. That's not the smile of an anorexic or drug addict or someone in a bad marriage. That's someone who was content with her life.
"She was a powerful, strong beautiful woman, despite being my baby and her mother's life."
Brittany reportedly left her estate to her mother in a will she wrote before marrying Simon in 2007. It is unclear if she had amended it.