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Heath Ledger Cause of Death Confirmed: Prescription Drug Toxicity

Wednesday, February 06, 2008
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
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Tags: Heath Ledger, drug toxicity, health news

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(NaturalNews) Toxicology tests have now confirmed the cause of Heath Ledger's death. He was killed by a deadly combination of FDA-approved medications prescribed to him by his doctors. The drugs found in Ledger's system were OxyContin (a painkiller), Valium, Xanax (an antidepressant), Restoril, Unisom and Vicodin. This toxicology report ends any speculation that Ledger might have been killed by taking recreational drugs. The cause of death is now clearly FDA-approved pharmaceuticals.

As NaturalNews previously reported, FDA-approved pharmaceuticals kill at least 100,000 Americans each year. While Heath Ledger's death is certainly no isolated event, it does shed light on the seriousness of the problem. What problem? That doctors so casually prescribe such toxic chemicals to patients. Thanks to FDA backing and non-stop direct-to-consumer drug advertising on television, most patients believe FDA-approved drugs are harmless. So they take them in large quantities as if they were food supplement of some kind, much like Ledger probably did.

This casual attitude towards the safety of prescription drugs is the direct result of the pharmaceutical industry's attempts to position its drugs as "happy pills" or health-enhancing supplements. Television ads feature healthy, natural-looking people in nature, performing Qi-Gong while pushing their drugs. Even the names of the drugs are misleading: "Restoril" implies a "Restorative" function, for example.

In reality, most prescription drugs cause severe liver toxicity. And when used in combination, this toxicity can be multiplied by thousands of times, creating a chemical cocktail of deadly medicine. This is apparently what killed Heath Ledger.

While many might blame Ledger for taking too many of these pills, it is precisely the "safe" and "natural" positioning of these drugs by the drug companies and the FDA that causes people to maintain a distorted perception of the safety of those drugs. Would Ledger have taken so many pills if he really knew the dangers? Of course not. Ledger had no death wish. He simply sought medical care, and sadly, he put his trust in a deceptive system of medicine that ultimately killed him (and kills countless others each year around the world).

Don't follow Heath Ledger into an early grave. Avoid prescription drugs and seek out natural medicines. They work better than pharmaceuticals, they're cheaper than pharmaceuticals, and they won't kill you.

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is the founding editor of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news website, now reaching 7 million unique readers a month.

In late 2013, Adams launched the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, where he conducts atomic spectroscopy research into food contaminants using high-end ICP-MS instrumentation. With this research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products to low levels by July 1, 2015.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released ten popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

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