According to the report, multiple substances were found
in Murphy's bloodstream, but none suspicious or illegal.
The report states, "Multiple medications were present in the blood, with elevated levels of hydrocodone, acetaminophen, and chlorpheniramine. L-methamphetamine was also present."
"It should be noted that the pattern of use of these medications suggest treatment of symptoms of a cold or other respiratory infection. Acetaminophen and hydrocodone are components of Vicodin. Chlorpheniramine is the active ingredient in some over-the-counter medications. L-methamphetamine is a component of some inhalers."
Conclusion? "The possible adverse physiological effects of elevated levels of these medications cannot be discounted, especially in her weakened state. Therefore the manner of death is Accident."
Murphy's husband and mother both reported that Brittany appeared to be suffering from a respiratory infection in the days leading up to her death. The coroner believes it was actually pneumonia and that the actress was attempting to self-medicate with both prescription and over-the-counter meds.
Police found 24 empty precription bottles at Brittany's bedside, including prevacid, clonazepam, propranolol, vicoprofen, zolpidem, carbamazepine, klonopin, Ativan, hydorocodone (Vicodin) and multiple vitamins.
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