Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Anna Nicole's Psych Prescribed Eleven Medications

From a story on CNN:

MIAMI, Florida (AP) -- One doctor authorized all 11 prescription medications found in Anna Nicole Smith's hotel room, most of them in the name of the Playboy Playmate's companion, according to documents released by the medical examiner's office Wednesday.

More than 600 pills were missing from prescriptions no more than five weeks old at the time of Smith's death, although it was unclear if she took all of them, according to information obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request.

Dr. Joshua Perper, Broward County's medical examiner, has said all of the drugs were meant for Smith, though they were prescribed in the names of others.

A probe by the Seminole Police Department agreed with Perper's assessment that Smith's death at 39 was an accidental overdose and that there was no foul play.

Information released by Perper's office shows eight of the prescriptions were issued under the name of Howard K. Stern, the starlet's lawyer-turned-companion. Two were for Alex Katz, though it was unclear if that was an alias or the name of someone connected to Smith. One prescription was under the name of Smith's friend and psychiatrist, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich.

Eroshevich traveled with Smith to Florida, where she died. The medical examiner's office said Eroshevich authorized all the medications found at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, where Smith was found unresponsive before her death February 8.

Calls to Eroshevich were not immediately returned Wednesday.

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