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Drugs That Killed Anna Rx'ed to Howard K., Others

3/31/2007 1:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Anna Nicole SmithThe Broward County Medical Examiner confirmed that none of the 11 drugs that were found in Anna Nicole Smith's hotel room were prescribed to Smith.

FOX News anchor Greta Van Susteren obtained documents from Dr. Joshua Perper's office which shows that of the 11 drugs, eight were prescribed to Howard K. Stern, two were prescribed to Alex Katz and one was prescribed to Anna's personal shrink, Dr. Khristine Eroshevich. We don't know who Katz is, but Perper acknowledged one thing that was clear -- Dr. Eroshevich wrote all 11 prescriptions.

Perhaps most interesting, the chloral hydrate that was the major cause of Anna's death (and was prescribed to Stern) was in a duffel bag in the hotel room. As Greta said, Anna was too weak to even get out of bed to go to the bathroom, so how did she get out of bed to rummage through the duffle bag and get the chloral hydrate? Van Susteren pressed Perper for an answer; the doctor said he asked Stern, Eroshevich and the bodyguard if they gave her the drugs and they all said they didn't.

Perper also acknowledged it was a bad idea for Anna to take sedatives in the morning, given she was already too weak to get out of bed. Perper said even if someone else gave her the drugs, "It's not wise for sure, but it's not homicide."

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46.

Confussed    

Who is the unidentified male suspect that was in the room with the circus performers? I know Alex Katz was on a prescription in the room, but I want to identify the person....This may help....Plus Dr. Death should be liable as well as HK$, giving another person a prescribed drug is drug trafficing and distribution of a controlled substance. If anything they can be brought up on these charges.........

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47.

Britney is Mother of the Year    

Why is TMZ so bent on trying to get Howard K. Stern up on a murder rap? It's not like you scumbags were personal friends of Anna Nicole, and it's not like you weren't exploiting her when her son died...maybe you're mad that Stern never gave you an interview...I don't get it.

2726 days ago
48.

shirliana    

ANNA NICOLE SHRINK) GAVE HER ALL THOSE MEDICATIONS TO TAKE.. SHE SHOULD HAVE HER LICENSE TAKEN AWAY... AGAIN, THEY ARE BLAMING HOWARD....THAT SHRINK SHOULD BE TAKEN OUT HER OFFICE AND PUT TO JAIL.. #11 I AGREE WITH YOU/// SHE IS A NUT CASE

2726 days ago
49.

A Simple Plan    



FOX NEWS 411

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,259841,00.html?sPage=fnc.entertainment/smith


Anna Nicole Smith's Shrink Ignored Drug Expert's Warning

Dr. Khristine Eroshevich is digging a deeper hole for herself on TV.

Last night on CBS Paramount TV's syndicated show "The Insider," Eroshevich turned up to defend herself against our revelation from last Friday that she had been giving Anna Nicole Smith a potentially lethal cocktail of heavy drugs including methadone, Soma, Prexige, Ativan and Dilaudid.

But Eroshevich failed to say that it was she who had written and sent the fax from the Bahamas asking for all the drugs. She and "The Insider" simply said who had received it: Anna Nicole's regular doctor, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, of Los Angeles.

And then, "The Insider" neglected another important fact: Dr. Kapoor refused to fill the order.

In fact, this column has learned even more: Eroshevich was put in touch by phone with an addiction and pharmacology expert at a prestigious local university. Smith's local pharmacist, who also refused to fill the prescriptions, put them in touch. The expert told Eroshevich that the medicines and doses she was asking for were inappropriate and dangerous.

He told her she was in way over her head and that Anna Nicole should be hospitalized," a source who knew about the conversation told me last night.

Eroshevich was referred to treatment centers where Smith's problems — chronic pain and grief over her son's death — could be addressed professionally.

But Eroshevich would have none of it. Even though the expert warned her that the drugs she was ordering were "horrible combinations" and that one dose was enough to kill someone, Eroshevich ignored him.

Luckily, sources say, Kapoor was reassured when he first heard from Eroshevich, Smith and Howard K. Stern, that she was not breastfeeding her newborn baby girl.

Nevertheless, Kapoor was apparently horrified when Eroshevich told him, "I need something to knock her out." And the notion that the baby might be a priority didn't seem to matter.

"She told Kapoor that she hadn't bonded with the baby, and that she had people there to look after her," a source said.

All of this happened on or around Sept. 15, 2006, approximately five months before Smith died. Because "The Insider" and "Entertainment Tonight" have paid Eroshevich for interviews, they are not asking her anything definitive or questioning what went on in the Bahamas at that time or from then on.

Smith became Kapoor's patient in 2004 after he inherited the practice of a physician who retired. He had continued the treatment prescribed by the prior doctor: a low dose of methadone for chronic pain.

"Hundreds of thousands of pregnant women are on methadone. It doesn't affect the placenta," a source said.

Many respected medical journals describe the safety of taking methadone during pregnancy. But the other drugs Eroshevich ordered surprised Kapoor, friends say, especially since he had never heard her name until that day in September.

"Stern told him Eroshevich was a longtime friend," a source said. "He said that they hadn't given Anna anything for pain after her C-section. And Eroshevich said she would be with Anna Nicole 24/7 and that she would administer the drugs herself."

Kapoor responded that he would not send them, and that he was particularly concerned about the dose of Dalmane, which was 12 times the limit.

"Eroshevich told him Anna Nicole was really tolerant of Dalmane," a source said.

But after the phone call and fax from Eroshevich, he heard from Smith only one or two more times. The last time was in November. Smith died three months later.

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50.

Lynne    

Perhaps HKS and the "Good" doctor are an "ITEM" and wanted ANS out of the picture.
I have been " wondering" for several weeks now about Daniel and his trust fund.
Perhaps someone, say HKS, had his fingers in the trust fund cookie jar. If Daniel had turned 21 and realized that his money was gone there would have been big problems for old Sterny.
Remember..I don't know anything.I'm not trying to spread lies...I'm just saying, I wish that retired FBI agent or Mark Fuhrman would look into this.

2726 days ago
51.

Nursey    

I think the name Alex Katz was just to be funny...as in Alley Cat.....

2726 days ago
52.

Maxine    

39. Have you noticed that friend/"doctor" Eroshevich has really been enjoying her 15 minutes of fame? When she first started appearing on t.v., she just looked like an average joe. Fast foward and she had a makeover... new hair, new make up, even false eyelashes! How professional. NOT.

Posted at 1:11PM on Mar 31st 2007 by Randi



Yes, I noticed that. In fact I also noticed that Virgie all of a sudden has a new hairdo. Too bad it don't improve either one of their appearance.

2726 days ago
53.

Sue    

Under Florida law it is against the law

2726 days ago
54.

joey    

Anyone else notice that when HKS's lawyers said the other day that he was innocent
and everyone (press, ect.) had better quit saying different, they were defending
Erosobitch as much as were Howard? Why?

2726 days ago
55.

DANIELLE    

everyone is blamming everyone, don't you people think anna is the one to be blamed she got her son on drugs duh!!! even though everyone else got her the stuff she is a grown adult and took them herself, as for the baby daddy it will all come out, but the doc that gave the prescriptions should be punished.

2726 days ago
56.

FYI    

Isn't funny that Howard duffle bag always comes in to the picture

2726 days ago
57.

hummmmm    

HOW CAN PERPER BE SO DAMN DUMB ??

2726 days ago
58.

Jen    

not fishy, but inevitable.

2726 days ago
59.

Maxine    

You know in my opinion, if Anna wasn't able to get to the bathroom by herslef, Then why didn't someone hide the damn duffle bag? This whole situation don't make any sense to all of us, why can't the investigators see it???????????

2726 days ago
60.

Jenni    

HKS and the good doctor should be arrested. How can people get away with stuff like this? What kind of doctor prescribes so many drugs for a patient? What kind of doctor befriends a patient in such an intimate way? They are all messed up and should be held accountable for their actions!

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