Johnson asked his own doctor, Michael Todd Schulenberg, to see Prince on April 7, 2016.
However, during a press conference Thursday, Metz said that there is "no reliable evidence" of how Prince obtained the counterfeit Vicodin laced with fentanyl. Prince's doctor had prescribed a medication used to treat opioid withdrawal. Schulenberg said that Prince had no complications from the treatment but "just doesn't look really well. Can you call me?"
Prince thought he was taking one kind of pill when he actually was taking something way more powerful, according to the prosecutor in the Minnesota county where Prince died. He said Prince told paramedics, "I feel all fuzzy". "As licensed professionals, doctors are held to a high level of accountability in their prescribing practices, especially when it comes to highly addictive painkillers". Prince had been experiencing back pain from years of performances, Johnson said.
But none of his inner circle was able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where Prince got the fentanyl that killed him.
"There is no doubt that the actions of individuals around Prince will be criticised, questioned and judged in the days and weeks to come".
State prosecutors say they haven't determined the source of the fentanyl and no charges will be filed.
- Saturday is now "Prince Day" in Minnesota, honoring the life and legacy of the music icon on the two-year anniversary of his death. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the federal case remains open.
Oxycodone, the generic name for the active ingredient in OxyContin, was not listed as a cause of Prince's death. The medical report claimed that there was 67.8 micrograms of fentanyl per liter of blood in his bloodstream. "The counterfeit pills contain the potentially deadly opioid, fentanyl".