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The Doctor Who Scored Methadone for Anna Nicole

2/14/2007 7:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Sandeep Kapoor was by Anna Nicole's side when she participated in West Hollywood's Gay Pride Parade back in 2005. He also prescribed methadone when Smith was eight months pregnant.

TMZ obtained documents which show that on August 25, 2006, just 13 days before Smith gave birth, Dr. Kapoor wrote a prescription for methadone. The prescription, RX#2846735, was written for Michelle Chase. TMZ has learned that Michelle Chase was an alias Anna Nicole used. Under California law, it's illegal to prescribe a controlled substance to a false name.

That same day, Key Pharmacy in the San Fernando Valley filled the prescription and sent it to "Vicky Marshall" (sic) in the Bahamas. Vickie Marshall is Anna Nicole's legal name.

TMZ contacted Dr. Kapoor, a 1996 graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, who said, "No comment."

TMZ also contacted Key Pharmacy. The owner said patient privacy laws prevent him from commenting.
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Sam Russo    

If Anna was addicted to an opiate eg. herion, her doctor could safely take her off the offending drug, substituting it with methadone, would have prevented a dangerous withdrawal. By doing this he not only protects Anna but her unborn child allowing for a safe and uneventful delievery. If this was this the situation he probably saved both of them
Many times knowing all the details helps us see things more clearly.
Sam Russo,MD

2802 days ago
17.

Kelley    

I do not think that Anna mother is respecting her daughters wishes, her mother knew that Anna hated her, why would she want to bury her daughter in Texas and not by her son? How disrespectful is she? I think the baby belongs to Larry, but I think for some reason Anna did not want him to know that he was the father. The best way that she could have made sure that happened was to stay alive. I think that Howard is faced with trying to follow through with what Anna wanted. Now that she is dead I do think that the baby should be with the biological father, even if it is Larry. Howard is only trying to update Anna's wishes and in every aspect people are fighting him. Anna should be buried where she bought her plot, beside her son.
How hard is all of this to figure out people????
Kelley

2802 days ago
18.

Melody    

Methadone is used for 2 things. a. replacement for heroine in addicts or b. pain. It is NOT a good drug for pain because it is very easy to O.D. because it has a long half life or stay in the body a long time.
I looked up methadone and it is NOT recommended in pregnant woman.

Methadone another high-efficacy opioid has a long duration of action; use in obstetrics is not recommended. As an antitussive linctus, it may be used to control non- productive coughing in special cases, e.g. lung cancer. It may be used in the management of opioid dependence and withdrawal; treatment may require prolonged therapy, with carefully adjusted, individualised doses.

I think everyone took advantage of Anna Nicole a person who was in great need of help.
I hope Howard Stern is disbarred and at the least found as an accessory to her death and does prison time.
This goes for her "doctor" also.
As a nurse, if she was running a 105f temp prior to her death, why was she not taken to a hospital. Seizures can occur at this temp. not to mention your brain can practically fry.
very sad.

2800 days ago
19.

Cami Lampert    

Larry hit it out of the park today! I am hoping the judge's decision is to turn her body over to the baby and therefore the rightful father.

2799 days ago
20.

Kaye Jones    

ANNA NICOLE SMITH WAS A VERY LONLEY,UNHAPPY, DEPRESSED PERSON..I DO BELIEVE SHE WAS A GOOD MOTHER, AND LOVED BOTH HER CHILDREN, THE Y WERE HER LIFE..IN MY OPIN ION SHE JUST COULD NOT COPE WITH ALL THAT WAS GOING ON IN HER LIFE, AND JUST DECIDED TO TAKE A LONG NAP..I BELIEVE EVERYONE INVOLVED ARE NOT ACTING LIKE ADULTS OR GOING ABOUT THIS IN A RESPECTFUL WAY..ANNA CRAVED LOVE, AND WENT ABOUT GETTING IT THE ONLY WAY SHE KNEW HOW TO, AND US THE PUBLIC HELPED HER IN MANY WAYS THAT WE ARE NOT AWARE OF..JUST BE KIND TO HER, SHE IS GONE AND DOESN'T NEED RIDICULE ANYMORE.

KAYE

2799 days ago
21.

dave    

maybe the good doctor didn't realize she was prenant, maybe he'll say that the prosecutor's cannot prove michelle chase was pregnant at the time, if this is all true the baby should sue this Kalpoo doctor for medical malpractice, these doctors are out of control trying to get everyone hooked on some pill for something so they can get free dinners from drug reps!! This seems a great medical malpractice claim against this doctor Kalpoo

2798 days ago
22.

TommyC    

HEY THAT IS MY DOCTOR!!! Seriously... another Doc sent me to him for a GP check up and I went there for like 5 visits!!!! He was a great Doc right around the corner from where I live, althought... seriously... he did prescribe pills that were waaaaay tooooo strong for me!!! Only in L.A. I had just moved here and needed a Doc and he came hgihly recommended. WOW!!!!

2798 days ago
23.

yumf.    

DR. KAPOOR = SEXAYY.
i think he beats dr. sanjay gupta.


ps-rip anna nicole

2798 days ago
24.

JoAnn    

With the "Anna" circus going on, is other stars getting where prioties straight?

2798 days ago
25.

Mike    

It is illegal for any doctor's to perscribe methadone for addiction treatment purposes, it can only be used in pain management. Only narcotic treatment programs that have strict federal, state and local guidelines and counseling requirements may dispense methadone for addiction treatment.

2797 days ago
26.

Tina    

You're all so fucking stupid. Everyone acts like methadone is so hardcore because it's used in treating addicts for heroin addiction - but it has other purposes too, and by the way, METHADONE DOES NOT GET YOU HIGH.

Chronic pain
In recent years, methadone has gained popularity among physicians for the treatment of other medical problems, such as chronic pain. The increased usage comes as doctors search for an opioid drug that can be dosed less frequently than short-acting drugs like morphine or hydrocodone. Another factor in the increased usage is the low cost of methadone. A month's supply will typically have a retail cost of $30-50 in the United States, compared to hundreds of dollars for alternative opioids. Methadone, with its long half-life (and thus long duration of effect) and good oral bioavailability, is a common second-choice drug for pain that doesn't respond to weaker agonists. Some physicians also choose methadone for treating chronic pain in patients who are thought to have a propensity for addiction.

Like any controlled substance, there is a risk of abuse. When used as prescribed and under a physician's care, research and clinical studies suggest that long-term MMT is medically safe (COMPA, 1997). When methadone is taken under medical supervision, long-term maintenance causes no adverse effects to the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, bones, blood, brain, or other vital body organs. Methadone produces no serious side effects, although some patients experience minor symptoms such as constipation, water retention, drowsiness, skin rash, excessive sweating, and changes in libido. Once methadone dosage is adjusted and stabilized or tolerance increases, these symptoms usually subside

If Dr. Kapoor should be blamed for anything, it should be improperly monitoring her consumption of the methadone and not adjusting her dosage. And being a manwhore.

2797 days ago
27.

suzie littlejohn    

This is all just so sad! Why didn't someone stop her before another innocent
child dies from the same lifesytle her last child died from.Get a Clue!

2797 days ago
28.

Stephanie    

Well i dunno but this is some sick crap all way round......there is so much inhumane crap going on here....i have just nevr heard any thing like this as this womans spirit cannot even rest..... so what the hell do people think they are doing.... i do not even want to talk about it......everyone is getting off on this sick crap.......

2797 days ago
29.

Vanessa    

I don't understand why everyone is pointing their fingers at Howard K. Stern. Afterall neither Larry Birkhead or her mother were able to ger her off of drugs so why would they blame HWK for not being able to do it? And if it was so easy to manipulate Anna, then why didn't Larry do it? As far as I have read Howard didn't really make too much money out of Anna or got anything from her will so what exactly did he use her for? When I looked at the videos of the hearings that took place Howard seemed like he was extremely depressed and really sad about what happened to Anna, while Larry Birkhead just kind of kept saying story after sorry. He spoke about her personal life as if it was a fun story to tell. Why didn't Anna leave Howard for him and why would he want to have a child with a woman who is constantly drugged up. Any normal person would not have a baby with a woman who is constantly on drugs because they would be scared for their baby's life. And in the video, you can clearly see that Howard was fighting with Anna because of what she was doing with she was just ignoring him and went right into the hands of the doctor, while Larry Birkhead was givving her her dog and did not look a bit jealos. Howard did. I just think there is something weird here and things don't seem to match. And her mother is just another story, after 12 years of not talking to her daughter she wants to be there and barry her with people Anna had not seen for the past 12 years of her life and instead of letting her daughter get burried in peace with the person she loved most in this world, keeps on fighting and appeals the judge's order. This is just ridiculous. Anna cannot even be burried in peace. What is this world coming to,, this story is so tragic.

2797 days ago
30.

Carroll    

To give a controlled substance to a false name in California is illegal and for Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, to have given Anna Nicole Smith, this medication (drugs) while she was pregnant, is unprofessional and totally irresponsible.
I heard a lawyer on Larry King tonight, for Daniel Smith, refer to him as a "creature" and a lawyer for Virgie Arthur, Anna's mother, refer to Dannielynn Hope as "the kid". So unprofessional and shows total lack of respect for both the baby and Daniel and Anna Nicole

2797 days ago
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