Doctors Cleared in Heath Ledger's Death


Feb. 29 2008, Published 4:55 a.m. ET

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Federal authorities have cleared two physicians of offense in Heath Ledger's death, the New York Post reports.

A doctor in California and another in Texas were being investigated for possibly illegally supplying the late actor with the painkillers OxyContin and Vicodin, but after a set of interviews, the Drug Enforcement Agency have determined the two did not prescribe Heath the drugs. They did in fact meet with him though and prescribed him other medications.

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Heath passed away on Jan. 22 from an "acute intoxication" of prescription drugs that included the aforementioned two, along with anti-anxiety meds and sleeping aids.


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