The Federal Drug Authority launches investigation

Two doctors who are believed to have prescribed Heath Ledger drugs – including the powerful painkiller Vicodin – are under investigation by US federal drug authorities.

The Australian actor, 28, was found dead in his New York apartment on the 22 January after an accidental overdose of prescription medication.

‘We are investigating doctors in Los Angeles and Texas with regard to Ledger’s prescriptions,’ a source tells People.com.

Besides Vicodin, autopsy results also showed that Heath’s system contained Oxycodone, Diazepam (Valium) and Temazepam, which treats anxiety or sleeplessness.

No wrongdoing as been suggested but the investigators want to determine whether the painkillers we prescribed legally.

‘We don’t know yet,’ says the insider. ‘The agents were there this week, and we are waiting to hear from them.’

Iva Vucinic



See video and pictures from Heath Ledger’s funeral and wake>>

See more video and pictures from Heath Ledger’s funeral>>


Heath Ledger cremated while Michelle Williams reads Shakespeare>>
Heath Ledger’s death was accidental overdose>>
Heath Ledger’s family return home to Australia for funeral>>
Heath Ledger could have had accidental overdose, claims TV doctor>>
Mary-Kate Olsen dating Heather Ledger before his death >>
Heath Ledger may have died from natural causes>>
Heath Ledger’s coffin leaves funeral home>>
Heath Ledger death suspected heart attack>>
Devastated Michelle Williams returns to New York>>
Heath Ledger’s body found by masseuse – not housekeeper>>
Heath Ledger’s funeral to be sabotaged by gay hate group>>
Nicole Kidman: Heath Ledger’s death is a tragedy>>
Heath Ledger died from pneumonia?>>
SEE VIDEO Heath Ledger dead>>