Saturday, July 2, 2016

Investigators probe Prince's doctors

Authorities are trying to determine whether two of Prince's doctors wrote prescriptions to the singer or otherwise helped him acquire medication. The singer's primary physician Dr Michael Schulenberg and renowned addiction specialist Dr Howard Kornfeld are both being investigated.

The star died of a self-administered Fentanyl overdose according to an autopsy report released on June 2. The 57-year-old singer's death was ruled an accident, and the only listed cause on the medical examiner's report was 'Fentanyl toxicity'.

Dr Michael Schulenberg
In the weeks before Prince's death, the singer met twice with Dr Michael Schulenberg, who worked at a Minnetonka clinic a few miles from Prince's Paisley Park studio and home. Investigators interviewed Schulenberg the day Prince died and searched a suburban Minneapolis hospital that employed him. Schulenberg, 46, has since left the job.

Prince's autopsy report revealed that the 5ft 3in singer weighed just 112lbs at the time of his death.

Dr Howard Kornfeld
Prince's former drug dealer believed opioids were behind the singer's death. He revealed that the performer would spend up to $40,000 on six-month supplies of two drugs - Dilaudid pills and Fentanyl patches. 'I first met Prince in 1984 while he was filming the movie Purple Rain and he was already majorly addicted to opiates.'
Prince was last pictured the night before his death leaving a Walgreen's near his home around 7pm, marking the fourth time the singer had been to the pharmacy that week. It has been reported Prince had been treated for an overdose of Percocet six days before his death. (Percocet contains acetaminophen and oxycodone)