LawFuel – Reuters have reported that the psychiatrist who prescribed all 11 of the drugs found in Anna Nicole Smith’s hotel room after the former Playboy model died is under investigation by the Medical Board of California, a spokeswoman for the state agency said today.
Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, who prescribed more than 1,800 pills and a bottle of the powerful sedative chloral hydrate for Smith in the five weeks before she died of a drug overdose, could lose her medical license if the board finds misconduct on her part.
Most of the drugs were prescribed to Smith’s companion, Howard K. Stern, but medical examiners have said that they were intended for the 39-year-old Playboy Playmate turned billionaire’s widow.
“I can only tell you that she (Eroshevich) is being investigated in connection with the Anna Nicole Smith matter,” board spokeswoman Candis Cohen said.
Eroshevich, a Los Angeles-based psychiatrist, did not return a phone call from Reuters seeking comment.
Smith was found unresponsive in her Hollywood, Florida, hotel room on February 8 and pronounced dead within hours at a nearby hospital. Nine drugs were found in her system, including toxic levels of chloral hydrate.