Brittany Murphy received up to 400 prescription pills a month
The actress died in December in her Los Angeles home. Her official cause of death was ruled to be pneumonia, with secondary factors of anaemia and multiple drug intoxication also being listed on her death certificate. Toxicology reports revealed Brittany had several legal over the counter and prescription medication in her system. The Los Angeles County Coroner concluded her death had been an "accident", but said that the role of the drugs in her system couldn`t be "discounted".
Gossip website TMZ.com has now claimed Brittany was buying between 200 and 400 pills every month between January 2008 and August, 2009, when the pharmacist decided to stop supplying her. These drugs were purchased under Brittany`s alias Lola Manilow Murphy, at Eddie`s Pharmacy in Los Angeles and included Vicodin and anti-anxiety medications.
The pharmacy owner Eddie Bubar said he decided to cut Brittany, her husband Simon Monjack and Brittany`s mother Sharon off because he feared they were using multiple pharmacies to fill scripts.
"We thought there was going to be an accident," he said.
Pharmacy records show Eddie had filled over 100 prescriptions for Brittany, Simon and Sharon in an 18-month period, with several purchased under various aliases.
Simon confirmed he and Brittany frequently used aliases when purchasing prescription drugs to avoid media scrutiny but he insists it was he and Brittany who decided to stop using Eddie`s Pharmacy.
"You know how this town is," he said, "We`re the ones who cut Eddie`s Pharmacy off."