Not that I care at all for media and famous people. Normally I wouldn't give a damn to be brutally honest. However, given the cause of death, I do feel a bit of personal interest in this. Two sources here, granted, nothing I would take incredibly seriously, they are both entertainment based. However, I have to wonder about this.
Pathologist: Meds Killed Daniel Smith | Anna Nicole Smith : People.com
Daniel Smith Death Probe Continues - Oct 10, 2006 - E! Online News
[QUOTE=http://people.aol.com/people/article/0,26334,1540184,00.html]The death of Anna Nicole Smith's 20-year-old son Daniel was caused by a lethal combination of methadone, Zoloft and Lexapro, pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht has revealed to PEOPLE.
"In my opinion it's an accidental death," Wecht tells PEOPLE. [/QUOTE]
[QUOTE=http://www.eonline.com/News/Items/0,1,20199,00.html] Dr. Cyril Wecht, a private pathologist hired by the TrimSpa spokesmodel to determine the cause of her son's death, released his toxicology findings last month, claiming Daniel's death was caused by a lethal combination of methadone and the antidepressants Lexapro and Zoloft.
According to the Associated Press, Daniel possessed a prescription for the Lexapro, but his family reportedly did not know from whom or how he had gotten the other drugs. [/QUOTE]
Now, umm. Having been on Zoloft, I can pretty safely say that there is no reason for someone to bother taking it as a party drug. Xanax, yes, people grind up and snort that to get high. Riddlin is used as an "upper". I'm sure people use some other meds used on psych patients. However, I have yet to hear of someone popping Zoloft as a party drug. This guy was someone who had a great deal of wealth through his mother. If he wanted to get high, I am pretty sure he could have gotten his hands on something else.
The methadone tossed in there makes me wonder whether or not he got himself into some mess that was kept secret. That perhaps he saw doctors in secret for a drug problem that was kept from the press. Given that I was in a situation where I was dealing with a top doctor in this area who was stunned at what was prescribed to me and blurted out "I cannot believe you have stayed conscious with the prescriptions you've been taking. This would put a bull into a coma, you should be dead." years ago, I am incredibly curious as to knowing whether or not this now deceased person was prescribed this mix of pills.
American doctors are prescribing pills left and right to anyone who says they have a problem. Often times, they do not research the effects of these drugs against the patients backgrounds. Nor do they cross check whether the drugs may interact in a negative manner with other medications the patient has been on. I generally avoid mass media and celebrity news, along with most all news coming from this country. However, this caught my eye on a journal relating psychiatry news I check up on once in a while. It is easy to write this off as "rich kid OD's", but what if he was poisoned by some ignorant doctor like I was? What if that doctor committed murder by being a pawn for the FDA run drug companies? I'm curious what other people think of this.