Monthly Archives: October 2016

Prince’s Death caused by Counterfeit Drugs

Did counterfeit drugs play a role in the death of the superstar Prince? Prince is believed to have taken a painkiller that was mis-labeled. One of the drugs was Watson 385 which typically contains acetaminophen and hydrocodone; however it was a mixture that included fentanyl—a synthetic opioid 50 times more powerful than heroin. Mis-labeling is a well-known practice in the illicit prescription drug trade.

Prince weighed 112 pounds at the time of his death and was taking up to 80 pills a day. Autopsy results show Prince may have died on April 21, 2016 from an accidental overdose of fentanyl. Prince had no prescription for any controlled substances at the time.



IP Fridays–Update

Ken Suzan sent me an update. I’ll be interviewed tomorrow, Friday, October 14th, but the interview won’t be aired until November. I’ll keep everyone posted. Sorry for any confusion.