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Jerry Brown talks about the death of Corey Haim -- again

April 6, 2010 |  1:21 pm

You might think Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown thinks the death of Corey Haim is an issue in the race for governor. While Republicans trade volleys on the campaign trail, Brown has kept himself busy doing his day job as attorney general, and getting his face on television -- a lot. And in the wake of Haim's death from an overdose of prescription pills, Brown has been aggressively touting the dangers of prescription drugs -- even making an appearance on the Dr. Phil show to make his case.

On Tuesday, Brown held another press conference on the topic, announcing that in the last month of his life, "Haim visited seven different doctors and seven different pharmacies to obtain at least 553 doses of prescription drugs, including dangerous narcotics."

A statement from Brown's office says Brown has been "at the forefront of efforts to crack down on prescription-drug abuse and those criminals who profit from it." And he's got the press clips to prove it.

-- Anthony York