Halladay had morphine in system during crash

Doug Mendoza
January 21, 2018

Halladay spent the final four seasons of his eventual 16-year Hall-of-Fame career with the Phillies.

The autopsy did not say whether Halladay had prescriptions for the medications found in his system, the Times reported.

Former Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Roy "Doc" Halladay had morphine in his system during his fatal plane crash in November, an autopsy report revealed. Evidence of amphetamine, morphine and a drug typically used to treat insomnia were found in his system. He also reportedly tested positive for amphetamines.

Halladay was piloting his own private plane when it plunged into the Mexican Gulf a year ago.

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It's nearly unreal to think Roy Halladay has been gone for over two months now due to a tragic plane crash that claimed his life.

7 from blunt force trauma with drowning as a contributing factor, according to the Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner's Office.

Large quantities - 72 ng/ml - of Zolpidem, a drug used to treat insomnia, were found in the former Major League Baseball player's system. One thing of note ... the FDA lists on its website that more than 50 ng/ml of zolpidem "appears capable of impairing driving to a degree that increases the risk of a motor vehicle accident".

However, there's no indication that Halladay was using the illicit drug. Similar findings were released in a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board, which is still investigating the matter. When he retired in 2013, Halladay cited back and shoulder injuries as the season.

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