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Corey Haim 'doctor shopped' for pills, California attorney general says

April 6, 2010 | 12:44 pm

Corey haim Actor Corey Haim got prescriptions from seven doctors and filled them at seven pharmacies in the two months before his death, California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown said Tuesday

By the attorney general's count, Haim over the course of 32 days obtained more than 195 Valium tablets, 194 Soma tablets, 149 Vicodin tablets and 15 Xanax tablets. 

"He died five days later," Brown said.

The star of "The Lost Boys" and "The Two Coreys" was able to get the medications by complaining of specific symptoms at emergency rooms and urgent care facilities, according to the report.

Doctors involved told investigators they felt "duped" and "conned" after Haim's primary physician told them about the multiple prescriptions. Haim's story, according to the report, was ...

... that he'd hurt his shoulder while filming a movie in Canada, that he wasn't seeing any other doctors, and that he planned to have surgery soon.

Investigators found Haim's records, Brown said, with the assistance of a state prescription drug database that's available -- but not mandatory -- for doctors and pharmacies to use.

The pills referenced Tuesday are separate from an unauthorized script in Haim's name that was found in an investigation into an alleged illegal prescription drug ring.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Corey Haim on March 19, 2009, in Hollywood. Credit: Michael Buckner / Getty Images

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