Anna Nicole's Doctors Were Warned

Unsealed legal documents secured by the Los Angeles Times reveal that Anna Nicole Smith was turned away by a Los Angeles pharmacist five days after her son died. The prescription she asked for was a lethal narcotics-cocktail that included, among many other things, 300 tablets of methadone and four bottles of painkillers. The pharmacist called the combination of drugs “pharmaceutical suicide,” and thought, “They are going to kill her with this.” Before she died from an overdose in February 2007, three different pharmacists had contacted Smith’s psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevich and internist Sandeep Kapoor to say that her prescriptions were too dangerous. The Times reports that both doctors also had “sexual contact” with Smith. Eroshevich, Kapoor, and Smith’s boyfriend Howard K. Stern are being investigated for the role they played in her death. A hearing will take place in October and Larry Birkhead, the father of Smith’s daughter Dannielynn, will be a witness.