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Expert: Smith doctor excessively prescribed drugs

Expert: Smith doctor excessively prescribed drugs

A pain management expert says Anna Nicole Smith's doctor prescribed multiple opiates to her, including an addictive drug he called "hospital heroin."
Dr. James Gagne testified Tuesday in Los Angeles that Dr. Sandeep Kapoor excessively prescribed drugs to the former Playboy model without a medical basis. In Gagne's review of Kapoor's records, he found Kapoor gave Smith the drug Dilaudid for several months in 2004 after she broke her ribs. Kapoor later wrote that he was weaning her off of it. But Gagne says dosages inexplicably increased afterward.
Smith died of an accidental drug overdose in 2007.
Gagne testified at a preliminary hearing to determine whether Kapoor and two others should stand trial for allegedly funneling drugs to Smith illegally.


Updated : 2021-05-16 11:17 GMT+08:00