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SarasotaRepub
02-11-2012, 09:21 PM
Breaking on CNN.com

Bailey
02-11-2012, 09:24 PM
I hope she finds the peace in the afterlife she never found in life.

NJCardFan
02-11-2012, 09:36 PM
The moment she hooked up with Bobby Brown I knew things weren't going to end well with her. She was a great talent. Sad to see her die this young.

SaintLouieWoman
02-11-2012, 09:41 PM
They didn't give the cause of death or the place. I guess everyone is jumping to conclusions. It's very sad, poor woman. It's such a shame that she squandered her talents.

Rockntractor
02-11-2012, 09:46 PM
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBIT_WHITNEY_HOUSTON?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-02-11-20-04-20


AP story

Articulate_Ape
02-11-2012, 10:00 PM
It's such a shame that she squandered her talents.

^This.

Janice
02-11-2012, 10:03 PM
Whitney Houston died in Beverly Hills hotel room (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/02/whitney-houston-died-beverly-hills.html)

namvet
02-11-2012, 10:21 PM
just got home and a guy on skype told me. only 48.

JB
02-11-2012, 10:33 PM
Her rendition of the National Anthem put it out of reach for anyone else.

Incredible singer.

Kay
02-11-2012, 10:52 PM
Very sad and such a waste.

Tipsycatlover
02-11-2012, 11:31 PM
I just got back from the Beverly Hilton.

I was supposed to go in to work early but my car wouldn't start so my boss went to breakfast alone. Whitney Houston was there, steadily knocking back straight whiskey and chain smoking cigarettes. She looked terrible, gray skin, eyes unfocused, shaking. Still chugging. She had been there like that since 8AM. My boss said that she was probably dying right then. Her voice was so bad, she couldn't speak enough to order her next drink.

I finally made it in, and had to attend this major "Free Iran" rally. Just to check out what was going on and what it was all about. He is too well known in the community so I went "covert". When I came back, we went to a coffee shop so I could give my report. On our way back we saw the paramedics and fire trucks. When they left, which was just as we were heading into the lobby, there weren't any sirens so we knew that either it was a false alarm or someone was dead. As soon as we walked in, everyone was buzzing around and talking about how RayJay, a young rapper, found Whitney Houston dead. There is a pre-grammy event going on so the limos were arriving with movie stars and recording stars, photographers EVERYPLACE. Some people in gowns, furs and tuxes had no idea they were walking into a crime scene. By the time I left, the Beverly Hilton was PACKED. Two crime lab trucks, police everyplace. Her body was still on the 4th floor waiting for the coroner.

She was supposed to sing tonight. There was no way that hoarse whisper was going to sing. She might have decided that today was the day to drink herself to death. Maybe she went back up to her room and topped it off with a drug overdose just to make sure.

Rockntractor
02-11-2012, 11:40 PM
I just got back from the Beverly Hilton.

I was supposed to go in to work early but my car wouldn't start so my boss went to breakfast alone. Whitney Houston was there, steadily knocking back straight whiskey and chain smoking cigarettes. She looked terrible, gray skin, eyes unfocused, shaking. Still chugging. She had been there like that since 8AM. My boss said that she was probably dying right then. Her voice was so bad, she couldn't speak enough to order her next drink.

I finally made it in, and had to attend this major "Free Iran" rally. Just to check out what was going on and what it was all about. He is too well known in the community so I went "covert". When I came back, we went to a coffee shop so I could give my report. On our way back we saw the paramedics and fire trucks. When they left, which was just as we were heading into the lobby, there weren't any sirens so we knew that either it was a false alarm or someone was dead. As soon as we walked in, everyone was buzzing around and talking about how RayJay, a young rapper, found Whitney Houston dead. There is a pre-grammy event going on so the limos were arriving with movie stars and recording stars, photographers EVERYPLACE. Some people in gowns, furs and tuxes had no idea they were walking into a crime scene. By the time I left, the Beverly Hilton was PACKED. Two crime lab trucks, police everyplace. Her body was still on the 4th floor waiting for the coroner.

She was supposed to sing tonight. There was no way that hoarse whisper was going to sing. She might have decided that today was the day to drink herself to death. Maybe she went back up to her room and topped it off with a drug overdose just to make sure.
Where did you find this account Tipsy?:confused:

Janice
02-11-2012, 11:45 PM
She may have already had a dose of something in her when she started drinking. A deadly combo ofttimes. Or perhaps as you indicated maybe she went upstairs to get just one more "fix". Either way the morgue was waiting.

May she rest in peace now.

Tipsycatlover
02-11-2012, 11:47 PM
Where did you find this account Tipsy?:confused:

It's MINE. I just got back from the Beverly Hilton.

Rockntractor
02-11-2012, 11:54 PM
It's MINE. I just got back from the Beverly Hilton.

I'll be darned, thanks. email it to drudge Drudge@drudgereport.com

Tipsycatlover
02-11-2012, 11:57 PM
The Pre-Grammy party has been hastily turned into a memorial. Creepy with her body still on the 4th floor like that.

JB
02-12-2012, 12:02 AM
It's MINE. I just got back from the Beverly Hilton.Freaky.

Retread
02-12-2012, 12:08 AM
RIP Darlin' Niow you can rest.

Hawkgirl
02-12-2012, 12:13 AM
Wow, I remember her earlier years. She was so talented. RIP.

hai
02-12-2012, 12:16 AM
Wow, I remember her earlier years. She was so talented. RIP.

Yeah,she was so talented in her early years. RIP Whitney Houston

Janice
02-12-2012, 12:31 AM
It's MINE. I just got back from the Beverly Hilton.

Heres somebody hoping your personal acct doesnt 'come out' and 'ring true' TCL:

Exclusive: Whitney Was “Fine” and in “Great Mood”: Musical Director (http://www.showbiz411.com/2012/02/11/exclusive-whitney-was-fine-and-in-great-mood-musical-director)

This guy is specifically dances around the time you saw her. My guess is theres going to be an effort to cloud eyewitness accounts such as yours for the immediate future.

Its all about the money of course. And maybe of course some personal concerns of a possible legal or illegal nature (money again).

Bailey
02-12-2012, 12:34 AM
I bet Nova is in tears just about now. (and a bunch of other gays)

Novaheart
02-12-2012, 12:41 AM
just got home and a guy on skype told me. only 48.

Someone you know or is there some type of community chat room on Skype?

Novaheart
02-12-2012, 12:45 AM
I bet Nova is in tears just about now. (and a bunch of other gays)


Talking Heads/Tom Tom Club
Roxy Music
The The
Genesis
Peter Gabriel
Angela Bofill
Patty LaBelle
Vangelis
Ultra Vox
Midge Ure
and of course The Spoons:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVx2SRVRIZA

Rockntractor
02-12-2012, 12:48 AM
I bet Nova is in tears just about now. (and a bunch of other gays)

No insults in an obituary thread.

Kay
02-12-2012, 02:04 AM
It's MINE. I just got back from the Beverly Hilton.

Very interesting, thanks for posting what you saw.

Janice
02-12-2012, 09:30 AM
Whitney Houston dead: She was spotted displaying erratic behavior (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2012/02/whitney-houston-dead-erratic-behavior.html)

This is more in line with what TCL saw.

namvet
02-12-2012, 10:49 AM
Someone you know or is there some type of community chat room on Skype?

someone I know. he's in CA and told me right after we got home. skype is not community. add only those you wish to chat with

jendf
02-12-2012, 11:00 AM
I just got back from the Beverly Hilton.



Wow! That's crazy. I read yesterday that family and friends were saying she was perfectly happy and was planning for her comeback. But TMZ had pictures of her at a party on Friday night and she definitely looked worn down and tired. It's a shame. Her live performances would give me goosebumps.

namvet
02-12-2012, 11:17 AM
http://a.abcnews.go.com/images/Entertainment/pcn_whitney_houston_last_pictures_thg_120212_wblog .jpg

ABC News claims this is her last photo. looks like her cheese slid off its cracker to me. drunk, high???

Starbuck
02-12-2012, 11:29 AM
RIP Darlin' Niow you can rest.

And that's the thing. Rest.

I have read all the below the belt punches to the fallen Whitney, and have wondered where the empathy - or even curiosity - is. I wonder if one needs to be a bit older, or maybe a bit more experienced to grasp some understanding of what goes through someone's mind before the state of suicide is reached, even if the suicide is slightly accidental.

There is no rest for depressed people. No sleep, no enjoyment, no satisfaction. While I have never been suicidal, I have dragged through some pretty rough emotional times. A lot of us have. And I can certainly empathize with someone who reached Whitney's state. There was, in her mind, simply nothing else to do.:(

linda22003
02-12-2012, 11:33 AM
Wow, I remember her earlier years. She was so talented. RIP.

And then she met Bobby Brown. :vomit:

ABC in Georgia
02-12-2012, 12:02 PM
And then she met Bobby Brown. :vomit:

I agree with you 100%, Linda.

That was the beginning of her downfall.

Poor woman, may she finally RIP.

~ ABC

Lanie
02-12-2012, 03:13 PM
:(

Nubs
02-12-2012, 05:26 PM
Who says she was depressed? She just tied on a good one at the bar before getting ready for the party, went to her room to get ready. Took a few "normal" pills before hopping into the tub. However, relaxants w/ alcohol is no good. One will pass out slide under the water and drown. Happens often. She just maybe f*cked up. If it was not this instance it may have well been any of a hundred more.

Retread
02-13-2012, 12:04 AM
Who says she was depressed?

Anybody with one eye and two brain cells that paid any attention knew she was suffering badly. Up and down like a yo-yo.

Make nice remarks about her chops and then let her be is my view.

Bailey
02-13-2012, 07:33 AM
I agree with you 100%, Linda.

That was the beginning of her downfall.

Poor woman, may she finally RIP.

~ ABC

Dont blame her ex husband, it prolly was a co dependent relationship. In any event he didnt force her to do drugs it was her choice. I hate when someone like her wastes her talent or throws it away for drugs.

AmPat
02-13-2012, 09:14 AM
Not much different than how Elvis killed himself. She should be given similar treatment. A sad, wasted talent. RIP Whitney. :(

noonwitch
02-13-2012, 10:11 AM
They said on the Today show this morning that there was water in her lungs. I don't watch all those crime-science shows, but I always thought that meant the person drowned, even if there were other factors involved. She took some pills, had some drinks then got in the tub and fell asleep.


It's too bad. She had an amazing voice. I feel very badly for her kids.

Hawkgirl
02-13-2012, 11:31 AM
I don't normally watch award shows, but nothing to do last night, so I watched the Grammy's. I have to say, I got teary eyed when they spoke about her and when Jennifer Hudson sang her song. I can't say I was a fan as I've never purchased her music...but she was always on the radio and I always sang along with her. Her voice was the voice that everyone tried to emulate .She joins the list of talented musicians that have left way too early.


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Odysseus
02-13-2012, 01:56 PM
She was a great performer. RIP.

Tipsycatlover
02-13-2012, 02:35 PM
There is a cell phone video of her partying up at a bar the night before she died. It was on the news. I don't knowif it will make its way to the internet. She was sweating profusely. For some reason blood was running down her leg. She got up and did a duet with Kelly Price. The last song Whitney Houston sang in her life was Yes, Jesus Loves Me.

noonwitch
02-13-2012, 04:01 PM
There is a cell phone video of her partying up at a bar the night before she died. It was on the news. I don't knowif it will make its way to the internet. She was sweating profusely. For some reason blood was running down her leg. She got up and did a duet with Kelly Price. The last song Whitney Houston sang in her life was Yes, Jesus Loves Me.


The Detroit Free Press, via TMZ, stated that the LA Coroner's office told the family that there was not enough water in her lungs for her to have drowned, and that it looks like she died from mixing prescription medication (Xanax) with alcohol. They can't be sure without the toxicology reports, though.

I saw that cell phone video on CNN yesterday.

I'm sad for her daughter, who had a breakdown over the weekend.

Rockntractor
02-13-2012, 04:03 PM
The Detroit Free Press, via TMZ, stated that the LA Coroner's office told the family that there was not enough water in her lungs for her to have drowned, and that it looks like she died from mixing prescription medication (Xanax) with alcohol. They can't be sure without the toxicology reports, though.

I saw that cell phone video on CNN yesterday.

I'm sad for her daughter, who had a breakdown over the weekend.

How old is her daughter?

noonwitch
02-13-2012, 04:09 PM
How old is her daughter?

18.


Having been through this with teens and young adults (losing a parent to substance abuse), I wonder if her intial reaction to hearing about her mother's death was relief, followed by immediate and severe guilt for feeling that relief. The girl was brought to the emergency room yesterday by ambulance, then released.

Rockntractor
02-13-2012, 04:11 PM
18.


Having been through this with teens and young adults (losing a parent to substance abuse), I wonder if her intial reaction to hearing about her mother's death was relief, followed by immediate and severe guilt for feeling that relief. The girl was brought to the emergency room yesterday by ambulance, then released.

Time goes fast, I had no idea she was that old, it didn't seam like that long ago that she was born.

Tipsycatlover
02-13-2012, 08:48 PM
That was the second time Bobby Brown was taken to the hospital. She went the day before her mother died tool She had passed out in the bathroom.

When you hear exhaustion, anxiety, think overdose.

Novaheart
02-13-2012, 11:22 PM
The Detroit Free Press, via TMZ, stated that the LA Coroner's office told the family that there was not enough water in her lungs for her to have drowned, and that it looks like she died from mixing prescription medication (Xanax) with alcohol. They can't be sure without the toxicology reports, though.

I saw that cell phone video on CNN yesterday.

I'm sad for her daughter, who had a breakdown over the weekend.

Funny how fast they can get toxicology reports for a dui/narc charge, but they pull this " won't be finished for weeks" shit whenever celebrities die.

noonwitch
02-14-2012, 09:37 AM
Funny how fast they can get toxicology reports for a dui/narc charge, but they pull this " won't be finished for weeks" shit whenever celebrities die.



Different types of tests. It's easier to prove intoxication with a test than to prove that a person definitely died of an overdose. Plus, for DUI cases they usually use a breathalyzer, which registers the results quicklu,

Nubs
02-14-2012, 10:19 AM
One can come to terms with one's demons, however; if one fails to understand the basics of ethanol, pharmacology, and hydrodynamics, you end up dead.

Novaheart
02-14-2012, 10:32 AM
Different types of tests. It's easier to prove intoxication with a test than to prove that a person definitely died of an overdose. Plus, for DUI cases they usually use a breathalyzer, which registers the results quicklu,

I think they deliberately delay the test results so the public will lose interest in something which isn't really any of our business to start with.

Tipsycatlover
02-14-2012, 11:23 AM
The family certainly wants quick results because the lawyers to sue the doctors and pharmacies are already liining up.

Not only do the examiners have to examine, but they have to be careful how the results are presented.

namvet
02-14-2012, 11:26 AM
just what we need. another Michael Jackson fiasco

Novaheart
02-14-2012, 11:32 AM
just what we need. another Michael Jackson fiasco

Wait.....


BRUNO MARS

noonwitch
02-14-2012, 01:02 PM
One can come to terms with one's demons, however; if one fails to understand the basics of ethanol, pharmacology, and hydrodynamics, you end up dead.

My mom worked as a nurse-she always told us mixing any type of medication with alcohol is a bad plan. Even OTC meds. The Karen Quinlin case was a big story when I was a teen. She had 2 drinks, but had taken prescription meds (I'm thinking Valium, but it could have been barbituates).

SaintLouieWoman
02-14-2012, 03:27 PM
My mom worked as a nurse-she always told us mixing any type of medication with alcohol is a bad plan. Even OTC meds. The Karen Quinlin case was a big story when I was a teen. She had 2 drinks, but had taken prescription meds (I'm thinking Valium, but it could have been barbituates).

http://www.newsmaxhealth.com/headline_health/Whitney_Houston_Tragedy/2012/02/13/433613.html?s=al&promo_code=E2B0-1


Whitney Houston Tragedy: Medications that Should Never Be Mixed with Alcohol
Monday, February 13, 2012 5:13 PM
By Charlotte Libov


http://images.newsmax.com/health_Headline/whitney%202.jpg


The death of Whitney Houston from an apparent drug and alcohol interaction was shocking to her fans, but Ozzie Delgado, the pharmacy director of Cleveland Clinic Florida, says it’s a tragedy he has seen played out many times.


“The problem is that, when people drink, they think they have a tolerance level. But that tolerance level can vary on a given day, depending on what you’ve eaten, for example, so you really don’t know what your threshold is,” Delgado tells Newsmax Health. Combining certain medications with drinking is “like playing Russian roulette,” he warns.


Houston was found dead in her Beverly Hills hotel room on Saturday. Although the results of the toxicology report on Houston could take weeks, reports say the singer was found dead in her bathtub after drinking while also taking Xanax. According to Delgado, Xanax (alprazolam), a common anti-anxiety drug, is particularly dangerous when combined with alcohol.


“Xanax belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, all which have a side effect called temporary amnesia. So now you have temporary amnesia and you’re compounding it with alcohol,” he notes. “As a result, you can lose track of the amount of alcohol you are drinking, and you lose consciousness.”


“It’s a snowball effect,” he says. “The drug slows your respiratory rate and, when you add alcohol, it slows your respiratory rate even more. You stop breathing at a normal rate, you stop oxygenating your body, and then your brain doesn’t get enough oxygen, and it starts to snowball."


Houston had struggled with drug addiction for years before her death.
Xanax isn’t the only drug that can get you into trouble, says Keith Veltri, who is clinical pharmacy manager at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y.
“There are a lot of medications that, specifically when mixed with alcohol, can depress the respiratory system and cause drowsiness. People don’t realize that alcohol can intensify the effect,” Veltri tells Newsmax Health.

He says he believes such drugs are over-prescribed, especially anti-anxiety drugs like Xanax and Valium. “Generally, Valium or Xanax for insomnia should only be taken for three weeks, or anxiety for four months. A lot of patients are on them forever, and they take them routinely, so they tend to forget about them if they are drinking,” he says.


But it isn’t only the anti-anxiety drugs (which are also prescribed for epilepsy) that can be dangerous when used with alcohol. Similar problems can also arise with prescription antidepressants such as Celexa, Prozac, Zoloft, and Wellbutrin, which is also prescribed for smoking cessation. Drugs used to fight insomnia, whether prescription or over-the-counter, also can be deadly when combined with alcohol. In addition, anti-psychotics such as Amplify, Seroquel, Risperdal, Haldol, and Thorazine should never be taken with alcohol. Patients should avoid drinking while taking painkillers such as oxycontin, morphine, and codeine, he says.


It isn’t only prescription drugs that can be dangerous. Delgado says that care should also be taken if you’re using a cough preparation that contains dextromethorphan, as many common over-the-counter cough syrups do. “People should be concerned with any of these medications that have ‘DM’ in the name,” says Delgado.
When it comes to a lethal interaction with alcohol, most people don’t realize that “it can take only one drug to do this,” he says. “This is a common problem and many people have died. It’s just magnified when it happens to a Hollywood star.”



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djones520
02-14-2012, 03:29 PM
Yeah, sounds like an accident, but one brought around by stupidity.

I can believe that she was well on the way to beating her demons. It's a shame that it had to end in such a way.

Novaheart
02-14-2012, 03:46 PM
Dear world, I am sorry to offend or upset anyone who enjoys this sort of thing, but I really don't care if Whitney Houston died. Of course, I can understand the sorrow of her family, but as a loss to society I can think of literally thousands of people who added more to the quality of life of America than she did. She had a lot going for her and she kept making really stupid choices. It happens.

And I also wish they would stop memorializing her with Dolly Parton's song. It just not right to varnish I Will Always Love You as the Whitney Houston Song - pick one of her own hits.

linda22003
02-14-2012, 03:53 PM
And I also wish they would stop memorializing her with Dolly Parton's song. It just not right to varnish I Will Always Love You as the Whitney Houston Song - pick one of her own hits.

Dolly Parton did a completely different reading of the song, too - sad, wistful. One reviewer described Whitney's interpretation as "screaming bloody fidelity." :p

Hawkgirl
02-14-2012, 06:08 PM
I think people need to learn from this...If you've ever taken a prescription medication and had a beer, this could happen to you. I hardly ever drink anymore. Once in a blue moon, I'll have a beer. I got a bottle of Ketel One vodka at a Christmas grab bag and it's hardly been touched. I am also on high blood pressure medication and on a beta blocker for palpitations due to an overactive thyroid. I will still have a beer every once in a while. I notice my heart doesn't like it...so I've virtually eliminated that as well. It's hard to not be able to indulge whenever I want...but life has really changed for me since going on this medication. I have to remind myself not to drink. I'm going to an all-inclusive Caribbean resort in April so it will be tough to not indulge in all the cutesy umbrella drinks. I may have to alternate with the "virgin" drinks:(

This really can happen to anyone. We get overdoses in the ER all the time, most are habitual street drug users, some abuse prescription drugs, and some are just people who had a bad drug/alcohol interaction.

Tipsycatlover
02-14-2012, 07:02 PM
OH PLEASE, she had been drinking unbelievably the night before. At 8am the day she died Whitney Houston was knocking back straight whiskey one after the other and chain smoking cigarettes. She could have died from that kind of drinking all by itself.

Hawkgirl
02-14-2012, 07:04 PM
OH PLEASE, she had been drinking unbelievably the night before. At 8am the day she died Whitney Houston was knocking back straight whiskey one after the other and chain smoking cigarettes. She could have died from that kind of drinking all by itself.

Yes, you could drink yourself to death..but I doubt booze was the only culprit in her death.

Tipsycatlover
02-14-2012, 07:05 PM
Yes, you could drink yourself to death..but I doubt booze was the only culprit in her death.

Not in this case at least. With the kind of liquor load she was carrying, an asprin might have done it.

Hawkgirl
02-14-2012, 07:10 PM
Not in this case at least. With the kind of liquor load she was carrying, an asprin might have done it.

I suppose we won't know till the tox screen results come back. Reports say she was also popping Xanax. MY POINT is combining drugs and alcohol can lead to death. Are you disputing that??

Tipsycatlover
02-14-2012, 07:42 PM
I suppose we won't know till the tox screen results come back. Reports say she was also popping Xanax. MY POINT is combining drugs and alcohol can lead to death. Are you disputing that??

Of course not. It just wasn't a matter of her having a beer and popping a pill.

djones520
02-14-2012, 07:50 PM
Of course not. It just wasn't a matter of her having a beer and popping a pill.

It may very well have been. I've heard talk that she was found in the tub. It's possible she had a glass or two of wine, or whatever, and taken her prescriptive dose. From everything I've read the two combined effectively shuts your cardiorespiratory system down.

It's very likely that the enhanced effects from the combined drugs may have knocked her out while in the bath and she drowned. She wouldn't have woken like you would expect because of the effects her body was experiencing.

Hawkgirl
02-14-2012, 08:02 PM
Of course not. It just wasn't a matter of her having a beer and popping a pill.


No, it wasn't a beer, it was, according to your eyewitness and other reports, Xanax and whiskey.

Hawkgirl
02-14-2012, 08:07 PM
It may very well have been. I've heard talk that she was found in the tub. It's possible she had a glass or two of wine, or whatever, and taken her prescriptive dose. From everything I've read the two combined effectively shuts your cardiorespiratory system down.

It's very likely that the enhanced effects from the combined drugs may have knocked her out while in the bath and she drowned. She wouldn't have woken like you would expect because of the effects her body was experiencing.

Exactly, and you don't have to be a hard user to experience adverse effects from alcohol combined with a prescription drug.

JB
02-14-2012, 08:47 PM
At pre Grammy party, clueless Tony Bennett asks music industry to have the government legalize drugs so people can get their drugs from their doctor and not off the street:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXZr79GmrTs

The best part about this video is the out of touch dope saying "First it was Michael Jackson, then Amy Winehouse and now Whitney Houston".

Hey Tony, Jackson and Houston died from drugs they got from their doctor.

Hawkgirl
02-14-2012, 08:53 PM
Prescription drugs are the leading cause of death in hospitals...and that's not including accidental or non accidental overdoses or medical errors.


Prescription Drugs - Leading Killer in USA

According to information we have received, a statistical study of hospital deaths in the U.S. conducted at the University of Toronto revealed that pharmaceutical drugs kill more people every year than are killed in traffic accidents.

The study is said to show that more than two million American hospitalized patients suffered a serious adverse drug reaction (ADR) within the 12-month period of the study and, of these, over 100,000 died as a result. The researchers found that over 75 per cent of these ADRs were dose-dependent, which suggests they were due to the inherent toxicity of the drugs rather than to allergic reactions.

The data did not include fatal reactions caused by accidental overdoses or errors in administration of the drugs. If these had been included, it is estimated that another 100,000 deaths would be added to the total every year.

http://www.cancure.org/medical_errors.htm

SaintLouieWoman
02-14-2012, 10:38 PM
I think people need to learn from this...If you've ever taken a prescription medication and had a beer, this could happen to you. I hardly ever drink anymore. Once in a blue moon, I'll have a beer. I got a bottle of Ketel One vodka at a Christmas grab bag and it's hardly been touched. I am also on high blood pressure medication and on a beta blocker for palpitations due to an overactive thyroid. I will still have a beer every once in a while. I notice my heart doesn't like it...so I've virtually eliminated that as well. It's hard to not be able to indulge whenever I want...but life has really changed for me since going on this medication. I have to remind myself not to drink. I'm going to an all-inclusive Caribbean resort in April so it will be tough to not indulge in all the cutesy umbrella drinks. I may have to alternate with the "virgin" drinks:(

This really can happen to anyone. We get overdoses in the ER all the time, most are habitual street drug users, some abuse prescription drugs, and some are just people who had a bad drug/alcohol interaction.

As you being a health care provider, I respect your wisdom in being cautious with combining alcohol with the blood pressure and heart meds. I never did drink much and drink even less as I take 3 different blood pressure meds and don't want to chance any problems. I had family members (not in the immediate family) who abused alcohol and probably some drugs, so it always frightened me and gave me a great respect for their power to destroy lives. My uncle died from his alcohol addiction and two cousins (his sons) to the same problem.

AmPat
02-15-2012, 09:18 AM
At pre Grammy party, clueless Tony Bennett asks music industry to have the government legalize drugs so people can get their drugs from their doctor and not off the street:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXZr79GmrTs

The best part about this video is the out of touch dope saying "First it was Michael Jackson, then Amy Winehouse and now Whitney Houston".

Hey Tony, Jackson and Houston died from drugs they got from their doctor.
I support Tony's efforts. He should be allowed to smoke, drink, and indulge as many drugs as he desires. Please Tony, enjoy----- No really, really enjoy.:cool:

RedGrouse
02-17-2012, 09:02 PM
I think people need to learn from this...If you've ever taken a prescription medication and had a beer, this could happen to you. I hardly ever drink anymore. Once in a blue moon, I'll have a beer. I got a bottle of Ketel One vodka at a Christmas grab bag and it's hardly been touched. I am also on high blood pressure medication and on a beta blocker for palpitations due to an overactive thyroid. I will still have a beer every once in a while. I notice my heart doesn't like it...so I've virtually eliminated that as well. It's hard to not be able to indulge whenever I want...but life has really changed for me since going on this medication. I have to remind myself not to drink. I'm going to an all-inclusive Caribbean resort in April so it will be tough to not indulge in all the cutesy umbrella drinks. I may have to alternate with the "virgin" drinks:(

This really can happen to anyone. We get overdoses in the ER all the time, most are habitual street drug users, some abuse prescription drugs, and some are just people who had a bad drug/alcohol interaction.

Medication have warning labels not to consume alcohol or mix with other drugs. I agree people need to learn from what happened to Whitney Houston.

Novaheart
02-17-2012, 09:24 PM
Medication have warning labels not to consume alcohol or mix with other drugs. I agree people need to learn from what happened to Whitney Houston.

Yeah , but I think as a society we are so "over warned" that we don't pay attention to warnings. Besides, everyone knows that a glass of wine or beer makes the Librium go down, Librium go down, Librium go down. Just a shot of Grand Marnier it makes the Librium go down, in the most delightful way. (as long as you remain seated)

namvet
02-21-2012, 08:02 PM
http://a.abcnews.com/images/News/abc_burns_flag_nt_120220_wg.jpg

John Burri, Father of Fallen Soldier, Burns NJ Flag to Protest Whitney Houston Tribute

"They're watering down the term of what a true hero is these days," John Burri told ABC News. "I thought it was offensive to every family's fallen solider out there, and it cheapens the meaning of lowering the flag."

source (http://news.yahoo.com/john-burri-father-fallen-soldier-burns-nj-flag-023336328--abc-news.html)