The investigation into the tragic and shocking death of music icon Whitney Houston will most likely include the doctors who prescribed her medications. The investigation will also look into whether she as being dispensed with “unusually large amounts of drugs.”
Sources from law enforcement revealed to the LA Times that several bottles of medications were collected from the late singer’s suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
It was made clear, however, that the amount of drugs found in Ms. Houston’s hotel room could not be described as “unusually large,” so the question as to whether these drugs may have played a role in her death will remain unanswered, at least for now.
Results of the toxicology tests performed on Ms. Houston’s remains will not be available for weeks. It will show what medications or substances the late singer took, and when she took them.
The investigation will include a comparison between the amounts of prescription drugs retrieved from Ms. Houston’s hotel room, the amount of medication that was dispensed, when it was filled, who filled it, and which doctor or doctors prescribed them. These will then be compared against the prescription history of one or more doctors who treated the late singer.
Ellyn Garofalo, a defense attorney who won an acquittal for a doctor charged with overprescribing drugs to Anna Nicole Smith, shared that “a single doctor prescribing really enormous amounts of medication” will trigger a red flag.
Investigators are also expected to talk to Ms. Houston’s medical team regarding any underlying health conditions that she might have had.