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Kapoor Excuse?

3/9/2007 1:34 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The doctor who prescribed Anna Nicole Smith methadone while she was pregnant is firing back at the man claiming that he's not cooperating with the investigation into her death.
Dr. Kapoor, Anna Nicole, Dr. Perper
After reports that the results of Anna Nicole Smith's autopsy were delayed by the medical examiner so he could examine additional evidence, an attorney for Dr. Sandeep Kapoor says he has nothing to add to the investigation.

Broward County Medical Examiner, Dr. Joshua Perper, had criticized Dr. Kapoor for what he says was the good doctor's refusal to cooperate with his investigation.

As TMZ first reported, Dr. Kapoor prescribed Anna Nicole methadone to her alias while she was pregnant. Ellyn Garofalo, Dr. Kapoor's lawyer, says that he has "been appropriately cautious about protecting the confidentiality of Anna Nicole Smith's medical treatment." She then calls out Dr. Perper, saying, "It's apparent that such caution is justified when the Broward County Medical Examiner makes public statements about a supposedly confidential investigation. The medical examiner's job is to determine the cause of Ms. Smith's death. Dr. Kapoor has no information that will help with that determination. Dr. Kapoor's treatment of Ms. Smith was at all times medically sound and he will continue to cooperate with any formal requests from authorities."

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31.

snoop    

QUESTION..........

SINCE HOWIE PROBABLY DOESNT HAVE HIS PC ANYMORE...

IF HOWIE USED ANS PC AND HAD HIS OWN SCREEN NAME CAN POLICE SPLICE OR TAP INTO HOWIES OWN PC FOR INFO VIA THROUGH HER PC ????

2730 days ago
32.

Vicki    

COME ON YOU MORONS-IF YOU ARE A DOCTOR PRESCRIBING DRUGS- YOU SEE YOUR PATIENTS!! WHERE THE HELL DO YOU LIVE THAT A DOCTOR CAN PRESCRIBE MEDS OVER THE PHONE? IF YOUR SAYING THAT WAS HAPPENING THEN THAT IS A PAY OFF TO THE DOCTOR RIGHT????????????????

2730 days ago
33.

LINDA    

WHERE IS HOWARD GETTING MONEY TO LIVE ON NOW? DID THE BOAT THEY WENT TO FLORIDA TO BUY, GET BOUGHT, AND DELIVERED?

2730 days ago
34.

Charlene    

if dr kapoor goes down you can bet there are dozens other out there who are guilty of the same thing with countless other celebrities...

will be interesting to see who is exposed in the ENTERTAINMENT MEDICINE business when all is said and done...

DON'T EVER BE FOOLISH ENOUGH TO THINK ANNA NICOLE SMITH WAS THE ONLY CELEBRITY WHO HAD DOCTORS ON THEIR PAYROLL.....

2730 days ago
35.

Cheaspeake Baybe    

The media is really painting an ugly picture of Dr. Kapoor and, perhaps, unjustly so.

While it is recommended that pregnant women refrain form any addictive substances (alcohol, nicotine, and even caffeine) methadone is administered to pregnant women with chronic pain or women recovering from opiate (pain killer) addiction. In fact, women who are on other narcotic medications are sometimes moved to methadone during pregnancy. Medical research supports its use.

Methadone can either be used to maintain a person (taken in the same daily dose) -- in other words keep them pain free or sober. It is also used as a detox agent -- patients doses are gradually lowered until they are able function without the medication. Some people with severe chronic addiction (or chronic pain) are maintained on methadone for the rest of their lives. While far from idea, it at least allows them to lead normal lives.

Dr. Kapoor would be in violation if he discussed any patients medical condition unless he has a specific consent form signed by the patient or was under court order to do so.

From what I've read thus far, the only thing that there is any evidence that he is guilty of is administering a narcotic to an alias. Considering the circumstances, I don't think than makes him a monster. As the daughter of a parent who lives with severe chronic pain, I personally believe the laws governing prescription pain medication are are far to stringent anyway. They often punish the people who legitimately need the medication. So until it is not known why ANS was prescribed the medication (and we may never know) I think it best not to jump to any conclusions.

Dr. Kapoor is being slandered as a bad guy when he may actually be legitimately treating and justly protecting the confidential medical information of his client.

2730 days ago
36.

tsk    

Poor spelling bothers me too, but I am more understanding because my son has a learning disablity.

I would feel bad if he tried to post and was ridiculed for his spelling.

I've learned to overlook it, even though at times, I would love to correct it.

2730 days ago
37.

Bahama Mama    

Bahamian Child Services,

Please place the motherless American child that is Dannielynn Marshall into protective foster care today before she ends up dying under unusal circumstances like her brother and her mother! We don't need this kind of publicity!

2730 days ago
38.

Redheada    

Anyone have any good sites/blogs on this case? The most interesting one http://ishowardksternamurderer.com/ shut down :(((((

2730 days ago
39.

ellen    

As I stated before, any reputable physician would cooperate with the medical examiner to determine the cause and method of their patient's demise. The fact that he is not cooperating, and hiding behind his lawyer says a great deal about how honest and defendable his actions were.

2730 days ago
40.

LINDA    

RON RALE APPEARS TO BE AN EX-BOYFRIEND OF HOWARD'S. HE DEFENDS HOWARD LIKE HE IS HOWARD'S BITCH.

2730 days ago
41.

Liz    

Ellen...I agree with you. If HKS is involved in the deaths and crazy enough to think he'd get away with it, than he may be stupid enough to do something to himself, the baby or both. The walls are closing in around him...not a good situation. Desperate people do desperate things. Why can't anyone see that and do something about it before it's too late?

2730 days ago
42.

DD    

Lots of things bug me about Howard, but one keeps coming back & I haven’t heard others comment on it. During the trial, I clearly remember hearing him say as he lowered his head, “ I wasn’t there when Anna died” . It rang to me as a very defensive statement. Of course he wasn’t there, he knew he had to get out, hence the suspicious behavior noted by Mo. The timeline just screams that he set it up so someone else would find her dead.
As for Kapor, He is just as much to blame as Howard is.

2730 days ago
43.

olivias    

#31 Ellen...your comments sound about right to me...when people start bringing the lawyers out to defend them the stuff is hitting the fan...I don't know what the normal process is to obtain medical records form one's doctor, but I hope the police or someone else succeeds in fidning out what this Dr. K was shipping to the Bahamas. (Isn't it against the law to ship a drug like Methadone through the mail and into a different country)

2730 days ago
44.

observer    


35. if dr kapoor goes down you can bet there are dozens other out there who are guilty of the same thing with countless other celebrities...

will be interesting to see who is exposed in the ENTERTAINMENT MEDICINE business when all is said and done...

DON'T EVER BE FOOLISH ENOUGH TO THINK ANNA NICOLE SMITH WAS THE ONLY CELEBRITY WHO HAD DOCTORS ON THEIR PAYROLL.....

Posted at 1:00PM on Mar 9th 2007 by Charlene
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You're correct Charlene, and in any given area it is well known who those doctors are.

2730 days ago
45.

snoop    

ISNT HOWIE LIVING OFF THE ET EXCLUSIVE FUNERAL COVERAGE/ DANNIELYN FUNDS
ALSO THE ET EXCLUSIVE COMMING HOME TO DANNIELYN AFTER ANS DIED/ DANNIELYN FUNDS

HE HAS TO KEEP THE BABY IN THE STANDARD OF LIVING SHE IS ACCUSTOMED TO
HENCE A FREE RIDE FOR HOWIE!
WE KNOW HE IS LIVING IN SHELLEYS HOUSE FOR FREE

EVEN THO RON RALE STATES HOWIE IS BROKE!!!!!!

GET A F'N JOB ALREADY!!!!!!!!

2730 days ago
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