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Minnesota authorities investigating the death of the rock-star Prince are releasing new details about the inquiry. A law enforcement official tells local station WCCO Prince had opioid medication on him when he died. He had prescriptions for the pills, which were also found in his home.

Now, the DEA has been brought in.

Opioids are commonly used to treat pain, but, as Dr. Drew Pinsky explained, taking them with other medications can be dangerous.

According to doctors some of the most addictive prescription medications are pain killers and anti-anxiety medications.

Xanax: is an anti-anxiety medication that is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.

Valium: is also used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms or muscle spasms.

Oxycodone: is a painkiller that is highly addictive and according to doctors those addicted to prescription opiates like oxycodone are 40 times more likely to develop a heroin abuse problem.

Investigators are waiting on autopsy and toxicology results before determining an official cause-of-death for the beloved music icon.

Authorities say it will take several weeks for the relevant test results to come back.
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