This is scary.
A man — who only wishes to be named as Doctor D — has come forward in Minnesota claiming that he is the late superstar Prince's drug dealer, and alleging that the Purple Rain singer had a very serious dependency on pain killers.
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Speaking to the Daily Mail, this 'Doctor D' alleges that for nearly 30 years, Prince was spending $40,000 every six months on a supply of Dilaudid pills and Fentanyl patches — both opioid pain killers that are incredibly addictive.
Doctor D, who claims Prince bought from him between 1984 and 2008, said of his history with the legendary singer:
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They've had a good run together, but it's time for Demi Lovato and her tonsils to finally call it quits!
The Heart Attack singer is preparing to go under the knife tomorrow and will be saying goodbye to her lifelong companions, and it sounds like she's taking it pretty hard!
A very sad Demi took to Twitter to share her pain, and had the perfect song to express how she was feeling:
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Former hockey player Derek Boogaard died in 2011 from an accidental overdose of painkillers and alcohol, and now his family is filing a wrongful death lawsuit againt the NHL.
An autopsy revealed that the late New York Ranger suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) at the time of his death, which is caused by taking multiple blows to the head and suffering from concussions throughout his career.
The family's attorney William Gibbs claims the trauma caused Derek to become addicted to his pain medication, saying:
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No wonder he looks so fresh!
Jude Law may get headaches, but considering that he was brought up in a home where he was not allowed to take painkillers, he has NEVER in his life treated his pains with drugs.
The Side Effects actor revealed:
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Ohio’s Scioto County is having some serious problems — specifically, one in 10 babies were born addicted to drugs last year and rehab admissions and prescriptions for painkiller addictions were five times the national average.
Things are so bad that the health commissioner declared a public health emergency.
"I would describe it as if a pharmaceutical atomic bomb went off," said Lisa Roberts, a nurse for the health department in Portsmouth.
Many are attributing this problem to “pill mills” — doctors and clinics who prescribe powerful pain medications as though they were candy.
Pain medication is not something to mess around with! If you are prescribed it, use only what you need and properly dispose of the rest! Don’t take any chances!
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