Now that we know that Prince died from an accidental prescription drug over dose from self-administered Fentanyl, investigators are now turning their attention towards how Prince got the powerful Opiate pain killer Fentanyl which they say is 80-100 times stronger than Morphine and 25-40 times more potent than Heroin.
They say even small amounts equivalent to a few grades of salt can be lethal. If someone illegally prescribed or filled a prescription for a patient who dies as a result of the drug, they could face third degree murder charges and up to 25 years in jail. Just ask Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s former doctor.
Dr Drew weighing in said, “I’ve been screaming about this for five years and complaining for ten.” He says it was actor Heath Ledger’s 2008 death that triggered his alarm about a serious prescription drug epidemic, and then said, “here it comes.”
Dr. Drew continued, “This is a major health issue of our time that’s being reflected in the recent deaths of celebrities and musicians. I am glad this one is finally getting people’s attention.”
And this morning Dr Drew was on ‘Good Morning America.’ Take a listen below: