April 6, 2010

Corey Haim obtained 553 pills from seven doctors

Posted: 05:30 PM ET


In the weeks before his death from a suspected accidental overdose, actor Corey Haim went “doctor shopping” and obtained at least 553 pills of powerful prescription medications from seven different doctors and as many different pharmacies, California’s attorney general said Tuesday.

Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown said that Haim visited physicians at offices, urgent-care facilities and emergency rooms to obtain the potential deadly collection of pills and on one occasion used an alias. Brown said Haim’s case illustrates that prescribed drugs can be just as dangerous as street drugs, and that doctor-shopping can be deadly.

“He is the poster child for the problem,” Brown told reporters Tuesday. “There are a lot of doctor-shoppers and most of them aren’t celebrities.”

Investigators released a report confirming that from Feb. 2 to March 5 - five days before he died – the star of such movies as the “Lost Boys” and “License to Drive” obtained more than 195 tablets of Valium, 194 tablets of Soma, 149 tablets of Vicodin and 15 tablets of Xanax.

Haim, 38, was found unresponsive last month at his mother's  apartment. He later died at a hospital;  Los Angeles Police Department officials said his death appeared to be an accidental overdose. He had complained of flu-like symptoms before he died. Coroner’s officials have deferred a cause of death pending further tests.


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Gerald Jolly   April 6th, 2010 5:37 pm ET



550, 0r 5,050 WHO REALLY CARES.

A. Smith, Oregon   April 6th, 2010 6:03 pm ET

Such a surprise!

Didn't the other 'Corey' stated Corey Haim was pennyless?

Pennyless wouldn't explain thousands of dollars in prescription drugs laying around Corey Haim's bedroom. Undoubtedly Corey Haim had a sizable amount of money to purchase those drugs.

His stash sounds sizable for personal use, likely he was dealing some out to his friends and customers for cash or favors.

I wonder who his Hollywood clients were?

Check his bank account for drug sales related money deposits.

Check his phone list for customers.

isitscary4u   April 6th, 2010 6:22 pm ET

I'm glad Michael's helping to uncover this drug ring.

Jaid   April 6th, 2010 6:24 pm ET

First of all, "Once a Doper always a Doper" is an unfair statement, because millions of people clean up and stay clean for life.

Secondly, it doesn't mean your rich if you have a ton of prescription drugs laying around. I am sure Haim had insurance through SAG.

But even if he didn't, Vicodin is very cheap to fill. For a prescription of 30, WITHOUT insurance I pay 12.00! With Insurance I pay 2.00. It always amazed me that antibiotics without insurance cost a ton of cash, but the controlled substance prescriptions are pretty cheap.

So that doesn't mean Haim had money.

It's no surprise he overdosed, accidental or on purpose, the writing was on the wall.

dnj4mj   April 6th, 2010 6:25 pm ET

The above posters... obviously your hearts are hard and cold.
Corey Haim was a beautiful soul, he tried escaping from the pain inflcted on him when he was 14 and since... obviously his pain was too much for him to bear... why does that mean we have to forget about him???

Who cares??? I DO.... I just wish he would have understood his worth to the world, but because of something that happened in his life, he felt worthless, and no one cared they just dismissed him when he needed them most..... he was killing his pain, but killing himself slowly... and that is heartbreaking.

Why is it the beautiful souls are destroyed by others.... and the cold, hard emotionless b*st*rds (such as those two above) are left to ridicule a passing of a beautiful soul??

I miss you Corey Haim, my forever lost boy!!
I miss you Michael Jackson each and every day, my heart will never heal!!
I miss you River Phoenix, never forget you!!

babycarie   April 6th, 2010 7:06 pm ET

Michael Jackson, Cory Haim, Heath Leger, Brittany Murphy are all helping in death to uncover the illegitimate practices of these enabling 'doctors' who have scripts for sale!!
Enough of this!
Then it's time to look at the drug companies, specifically Pfizer who manufacture drugs like Oxycontin claiming it is non addictive knowing full well it is!!
Enough of this drug pushing insanity!! And stop unnecessarily medicating children while we're at it!!!

maryrm   April 6th, 2010 7:11 pm ET

Smith and Jolly:

“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven; give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:36-38)

“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. (Matthew 7:1-5)

Judie   April 6th, 2010 7:18 pm ET

Good point DN,carie,and Mary,

These tourted souls were looking for escapeism from their lives and I wish more would of tried to help them instead of turning away.

My heart goes to all of you that you never found what you were looking for. RIP

~Michael Jackson~ Corey Haim ~ my lost boys xoxo

Lori - Justice for Michael   April 6th, 2010 7:32 pm ET

Our country needs to control prescription medication abuse. This has to stop, now!

A. Smith, Oregon   April 6th, 2010 7:33 pm ET

Sounds entirely hypocritical to me, no one forced Micheal Jackson, nor Corey Haim to consume mass quantity's of legal or illegal drugs.

In this article it outlines Corey Haim's latest spree involved shopping at least 7 different MD's to write various Rx's for him. Not only does that denote INTENT, it clearly shows a very persistent approach which would be entirely successful in any city across America to find a MD willing to write a Rx for a narcotic for some money.

Corey Haim was a good actor, it's entirely reasonable to believe that he was actively engaged in convincing those MD's of various aliments of pain and discomfort towards his goal of obtaining various narcotics in exchange for money into the hands of those MD's.

babycarie   April 6th, 2010 7:40 pm ET

Aren't doctors supposed to know the medical history of a patient? And if they don't aren't they required to give a physical exam to their patient prior to providing medical care? What medical authority began the practice of just writing out scripts to whomever makes a request and provides the money? These doctors don't even know for whom the scripts are for and obviously do not care...because they would have a file on each 'patient' and I am sure that is not the case.

babycarie   April 6th, 2010 7:41 pm ET

'should' have a file...

babycarie   April 6th, 2010 7:44 pm ET

And these so called 'clinics' should do some fact checking prior to handing out meds...clinics are a good thing but are being abused for illicit drug scavenging. Maybe they should be kept from handing out pain meds...just thinking aloud.
Really though, this script drug insanity needs to stop.

A. Smith, Oregon   April 6th, 2010 7:49 pm ET

@ babycarie, good and useful questions indeed. Yes, medical doctors are bound to many rules, regulations, laws, oaths, ethical and moral conduct to carry out their practice and dispensing of medication in very specific guidelines.

However, across America many medical doctors not only flout those laws and regulations, they also create entirely false history and exams to cover-up their corrupt practices.

Such corrupt AMA (American Medical Associated) medical doctors cause loss of lives and billions of taxpayer dollars lost in medical fraud.

Why do I routinely point out AMA MD's as the one's that are utterly corrupt? There are many branches of Medical Doctors, AMA MD's practice Allopathic Medicine, that is specifically the relief of pain during their course of practicing medicine, hence their near entire focus on Narcotics.

babycarie   April 6th, 2010 7:53 pm ET

A. Smith, Oregon
Thank you for your response.
And should the drug companies also be under investigation or are they? It seems that they would encourage 'Medical Doctors' to push these pain meds knowing they are addictive thus keep the train running. Pfizer was under scrutiny for advertising Oxycontin as non-addictive and now it is the biggest selling street drug out there. Where is their accountability?

MourningMJ   April 6th, 2010 8:06 pm ET


It's such a shame that ignorance saturates the majority of the intelligence in here. Rx. medication abuse/addiction is quickly consuming the growing statistics in drug addiction, needlessly claiming the lives of these human beings that were so much more than actors. They were someone's child, someone's parents, someone's brother, someone's siser, someone's spouse.

For someone who posts in the political blogs as much as you do, then you should be very well aware that when an individual reports to an urgent care center for medical attention (did you read the article?), they are required to dispense the medication to follow up with their treatment plan and M.D. recommendations. If the urgent care unit is unable to fufill these prescription medications because of off-site pharmacy issues or lack of insurance, they are required to provide them with a referal to obtain these medications for free. (Applies in the U.S.)

God Bless
Michael Jackson
Corey Haim
Anna Nicole Smith
Adam Goldstein AKA D.J. A.M.
Britany Murphy
Heath Ledger
Marilyn Monroe
Lani O'Grady (Mary from Eight is enough)
Judy Garland
Elvis Presley
Dana Plato
Margaux Hemmingway
Ol' Dirty Bastard (rapper)

Prescription drug abuse or abusive system? Perhaps a little of both. God rest all your souls.

MourningMJ   April 6th, 2010 8:06 pm ET


FYI- Carie- A. Smith of Oregon is a Michael Jackson hater.

babycarie   April 6th, 2010 8:13 pm ET

Thank is all so complicated and I know you who work in this field are very aware of the inner workings and legalities...and you seem to know some of the bloggers I am not too familiar with! So the protocol for clinics is the treatment plan via the MD? I am in awe of doctors who work in clinics...especially in the inner cities...they are under such immense pressure to provide for patients who for the most part are looking for medical attention they would otherwise go without. I think the drug companies need to accept some of the responsibility for the rampage of drug use...but they are enjoying the profits way too much!!
FYI...I like it better here than over 'there'!!

Joe G. (Illinois)   April 6th, 2010 8:18 pm ET

Obama should get “Historical.”

Obama should get “Historical” about this and institute
a Music and Film Czar

There should be drug testing panels in place.
Why can’t Obama get Historical?

babycarie   April 6th, 2010 8:19 pm ET

The AEG insurance policy...did not cover a drug od did it??

MourningMJ   April 6th, 2010 8:35 pm ET


AEG insurance did not cover a drug overdose. Natural death only is my understanding. AEG did not cover Murray. MJ did receive his physical through an AEG appointed physician.
The Prescription medication companies didn't question their rise in sales by 200% in the last 10 years? hmmm. Like you said, Carie, all about the benjamines. Why would a human count?

babycarie   April 6th, 2010 8:45 pm ET

'Why would a human count'...God, how do they live with themselves?? 'They' meaning doctors, pharmacists, drug companies collectively. I cannot imagine how they sleep at night on a mattress purchased with drug money. They are no better than the drug pushers on the streets...just live better and with no fear of consequences!!

Dodie   April 6th, 2010 8:57 pm ET

The Hippocratic Oath taken by MDs is to insure their patient's survival when possible and to act professionally. It is a sad day when one can see MDs are for sale!

Corey Haim also needed to assume responsibility for his addiction and life. It is not entirely the MDs fault. This is a very good example of the path taken by drug addiction. Like Michael Jackson, his death was a tragedy and could have been avoided.

@ MourningMJ
Why so critical??? "(did you read the article?)," You come on to this site and start being critical of others.

maryrm   April 6th, 2010 8:57 pm ET

and they sleep well at night because they, like some bloggers here, blame the victim.

MsNomerNAzona   April 6th, 2010 9:01 pm ET

These drugs are legal and marijuana is illegal. The 'war' is against the wrong enemy.

babycarie   April 6th, 2010 9:10 pm ET

People addicted to script drugs are in denial and that is why medical doctors need to take some ownership of the problem. Addicts are incapable of helping themselves thus their addictions. I am sure if Cory or Michael could have helped themselves they would have...but at that first sign and feel of withdraw the denial and survival overshadows any ability to control their need for a cure for the negative feelings (a fix).

Dodie   April 6th, 2010 9:15 pm ET

@ babycarie

I disagree with some of your blog. Addicts also have a brain. It may be riddled with drugs, but there is a consciousness there. We all have to be responsible for our behaviors and lives. We can NOT hide behind addiction! People who use addiction as a means to be irresponsible, will continue with their addiction and ultimately die! That is the way of the drug world.

Dodie   April 6th, 2010 9:19 pm ET

@ babycarie

If your statement was true. Then there would be NO hope for drug addicts. They would all perish from their drug use. As treatment centers are NOT lock downs. All addicts can leave at will. That is the Law of the US since 1970s

babycarie   April 6th, 2010 9:25 pm ET

But unless they receive help, they will be in denial and will in fact keep feeding the addiction in order to avoid withdraw. I appreciate that addicts know that consuming many drugs can be fatal, but at the same time if they are receiving scripts from medical 'professionals' this just feeds the addiction and the denial instead of turning their attention to their problem and their need for help. And how do these addicts become addicted in the first place...that is also something that needs to be looked at. Doctors are over prescribing to children...and this creates adult drug issues. Bottom line, doctors cannot turn a blinds eye to accountability for enabling addicts regardless of their need to be responsible. It would be like putting a chubby child in a candy store and saying 'Only one.'

Dodie   April 6th, 2010 9:26 pm ET

@ MourningMJ April 6th, 2010 8:06 pm ET


FYI- Carie- A. Smith of Oregon is a Michael Jackson hater.


@ MourningMJ

Why must you say these horrible things of others? If you have nothing nice to say, then please go back to your michael jackson site!

Dodie   April 6th, 2010 9:28 pm ET

@ babycarie

We all in denial of something. I can guarantee you right now you are in major denial.....

babycarie   April 6th, 2010 9:32 pm ET

Okay...and this ends what seemed like a pleasant blog.

Gerald Jolly   April 6th, 2010 11:33 pm ET


Consider this.

A young boy from a poor family grows up never knowing what it would be like to have a new pair of shoes or a new pair of jeans.

As he is walking to his home of some old cardboard boxes he found, he is struck by an expensive luxury car, driven by a drug addicted kid, that has no talent but was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.

The poor boy dies from his injuries and is buried in an unmarked grave, the drug addicted kid, pleads "I NEVER SAW HIM" and three days later dies from an overdose of drugs,

Which one should we really feel sorry for.

You are a practicioner of religion, youlove God, and that poor young kid never even had the opportunity to know God, while the no-talent drug addicted rich kid did'nt even care if their was a God or not, as long as he could get his next fix.

Corey, Haim had it all, but he knew God, but did'nt care one bit about our God, only the God he shot into his vien every day.

Should we feel sorry for him??


A. Smith, Oregon   April 7th, 2010 12:54 am ET

@ babycarie, in regards to Big Pharma in accountability and in particular Pfizer's best selling drug, Oxycontin.

Sadly babycarie, several days ago I posted a lengthy blog on federal justice deciding to not charge Pfizer over playing a role in the numerous deaths,strokes and heart attacks by customers that ingested their drug Bextra for acute pain management.

In short after several years and very damning findings, federal justice decided Pfizer was too big to charge with criminal charges!

Pfizer as you noted produces Oxycontin among numerous other Rx drugs and if charged and found guilty they could no longer receive federal payments for medicare-medicaid treatments.

Wall Street Firms, Wall Street Banks and now you can add Pfizer Corp. as too big to fail and too big too charge with crimes!

Jessie from Auckland, NZ   April 7th, 2010 7:18 am ET

Yes, there really needs to be a crackdown on prescription drugs being overprescribed by doctors etc., especially the ones that are known to be addictive etc........

Also a complete overhaul of the system whereby people are able to get multiple prescriptions in different names and with different doctors etc........

Something needs to be done to put a stop to this. It is just getting ridiculous really and preventative measures need to be taken and put in place........before more people lose their lives unnecessarily.

Stop the rot now!

Dodie   April 7th, 2010 12:40 pm ET

MourningMJ April 6th, 2010 8:06 pm ET


"It's such a shame that ignorance saturates the majority of the intelligence in here."

@ MourningMJ

Your catharsis of cold, heartless and rude posts MourningMJ is obviously your hallmark.

Your alogia posts are filled with nasty narcissistic and ostentatious criticism of others.

This is only one example from several I bring to this site.

I do feel sorry for you as your cri du chat blogs are a joke.

It is quite obvious you suffer from egodystonia and folie a deux!

Please stay out of the adult sites on LKL with your Banality of evil and Censorious blogs.

babycarie   April 7th, 2010 1:07 pm ET

A. Smith, Oregon
I thank you for your is very disheartening to know that big gets away with it all!! I guess Big is this circumstance anyway!!

Thanks again.

MourningMJ   April 7th, 2010 2:50 pm ET


Dodie, get over it.

Dodie   April 7th, 2010 10:56 pm ET

@ MourningMJ

You just said it all! Your words speak volumes more than I could ever say to or about you!

Anyone with any intelligence who reads your blog will see the inside of MourningMJ!

You just exposed yourself to the world and you do not even know it!

I feel sorry for you.

MourningMJ   April 8th, 2010 8:28 am ET


Get over it, again. Why are you obsessed with my three-worded posts to you? That's kind of on the creepy. (Exposed myself to the world? LMAO- I didn't know the entire world was blogging in the Corey Haim LKL blog). And for someone who doesn't care for my posts or for what I say, you sure have invested alot of emotions in me "I feel sorry for you".. compassion, sympathy, etc. Again... Creepy for someone who doesn't even know me!
Please do not post me again.

Dodie   April 8th, 2010 12:26 pm ET

@ MourningMJ

I will not waste my time with you. Anyone can read what you said. It is quite obvious you have no idea. One does not need to know you...they only have to read what you wrote. That is enough knowledge. It is all there in your blogs.......... I need not say anything more......

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