Posts Tagged ‘Greg Giraldo’

Greg Giraldo’s death is another reminder about prescription abuse problem

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Sadly comedian Greg Giraldo died on Wednesday from unspecified complications after  accidentally overdosing on prescription drugs.

Giraldo, 44 was known to have a record of drug abuse and it’s disturbing that abuse of prescription drugs has been on the rise for the past few years, particularly among teenagers and not enough is being done to highlight this problem in the US or in Europe.

It’s time as parents we had a look at what we are keeping in our own bathrooms and at times we are unwittingly making these often-addictive drugs available to our kids.

Last Saturday the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration sponsored a medicine-chest clean out urging people to clean out their medicine stock piles.  For those who didn’t take part, here are guidelines for disposing of prescription drugs.

It’s a problem that is not going to go away and this is not a solution but at the least it’s a start.

Our thoughts are with Greg’s family at this time.

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Last Comic Standing Judge Greg Giraldo Critical After Drug Overdose

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Greg Giraldo, the  judge on ‘Last Comic Standing,’ reportedly overdosed on prescription pills Saturday night at a hotel in New Jersey.

The popular comic’s condition was listed as serious condition according to a New York Post source after being found unresponsive during a party at his hotel in East Brunswick, New Jersey.

Earlier in the day he was slated to perform at an event feting Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

Paramedics resuscitated Giraldo and rushed him to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in nearby New Brunswick.  There is no indication that the overdose was a suicide attempt.

“It was an accidental overdose, and he is in critical condition,” a source at Giraldo’s management company, The Collective, told the Post on Sunday.

His condition is now reported to be stable.

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