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Heath Ledger’s father sets up charity to fight prescription drug abuse

Prescription drug abuse is experienced at all levels of society.  One of the most famous people to have suffered from it in recent memory was Heath Ledger.  His tragic death has motivated his father to set up a charity to fight prescription drug abuse in his name.  Any step toward fighting the prescription drug epidemic is a good one.  Our goal here at Deterra is to end prescription drug abuse nationwide and hopefully this charity is just another resource to help us in that fight.


Heath Ledger’s father has set up a prescription drug abuse charity to help save others from the same fate as his son. “The Dark Knight” star was just 28 years old when he died from an accidental prescription drug overdose in 2008, and his dad Kim Ledger is campaigning for better education about potentially dangerous medicines.

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