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. . . they get better drugs.

Heath Ledger's death has been ruled an accident, "the result of acute intoxication by the combined effects of oxycodone, hydrocodone, diazepam, temazepam, alprazolam, and doxylamine." That's a pretty impressive list for a 28-year-old with a successful career in a demanding job.

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Megan McArdle is a columnist at Bloomberg View and a former senior editor at The Atlantic. Her new book is The Up Side of Down.

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