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Anna Nicole Smith's Psych Prescribed "Pharmaceutical Suicide"

Source: Vicki Hyman,
Date Retrieved: September 23, 2009
Khristine Eroshevich prescribed 'pharmaceutical suicide' to Anna Nicole Smith
By Vicki Hyman/The Star-Ledger
September 22, 2009, 9:43AM

Anna Nicole Smith's psychiatrist Khristine Eroshevich prescribed the equivalent of "pharmaceutical suicide" in the days after the death of her son, according to court records obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

On at least three occasions, pharmacists refused to fill drug orders prescribed by Eroshevich and Smith's internist Sandeep Kapoor, who are each facing several counts of illegally prescribing controlled substances to the late model and obtaining opiate prescriptions by fraud.

Five days after the death of Smith's son, Daniel, (and eight days after Smith gave birth to her daughter Dannielynn), Eroshevich tried to prescribe two sedatives, 300 tablets of methadone, a muscle relaxer, an anti-inflammatory drug and 4 bottles of a painkiller called "hospital heroin."

"They are going to kill her with this," one of the pharmacists told himself at the time.

He then called the Kapoor and told him the drugs amounted to "pharmaceutical suicide." Smith died of a prescription drug overdose five months later.

The day after Daniel's death, Eroshevich also allegedly asked a pharmacist for chloral hydrate to help Smith sleep, according to the documents. "I wouldn't give her chloral hydrate unless you want your picture on the front page of the National Enquirer," the pharmacist reportedly told her, but did fill the prescription for what is considered an out-of-date treatment for insomnia, according to the Times.

The documents also revealed what the Times politely calls "lack of professionalism" by the two doctors. To whit: Photos of Smith and Eroshevich naked and embracing in a hot tub in the two months before Smith's death, and a video showing Smith "kissing and nuzzling" a shirtless Kapoor.

Kapoor's lawyer calls the documents "a misreading of the medical records," while Eroshevich's lawyer says the psychiatrist "was in a position of either doing nothing and leaving a psychologically unstable person to fend for herself or attempt to help Anna even if the circumstances surrounding the treatment were less than ideal."

Instances of psychiatric abuse, and fraud are common, but it is not everyday that celebrity deaths are linked to these cocktails of chaos.  With new details unfolding on the twisted relationship that Anna Nicole Smith had with Eroshevich, it is seeming more likely her psychiatric "treatment" led directly to her death.

Additional Sources:
Psych Watch - Khristine Eroshevich
Anna Nicole Wacked Out Of Her Mind In Clown Makeup! (Video)

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