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By John Fauber, Reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/MedPage Today; Kristina Fiore , Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Only Michael Moore knew the combination to the safe in his bedroom closet. He had locked up his prescriptions for chronic pain and insomnia so his two young children could not get into them.
As it turned out, it was Moore, 49, who needed the protection.
On Nov. 3, 2012, Moore, a computer analyst from Milwaukee who had suffered a serious knee injury years earlier, died of an accidental overdose. When police opened the safe they found hundreds of two types of prescription pills: opioids and benzodiazepines./.../