Daily Dish: Pharmacist Refused to Fill Anna Nicole Smith’s Prescription
Fresh documents point to what would have been ‘pharmaceutical suicide’
During the autopsy following Anna Nicole Smith’s untimely February 8, 2007 passing, a Florida medical examiner found nine medications in her system, which had caused the former Playboy model to die of “acute combined drug intoxication” at the age of 39.
Anna had 44 different prescriptions under no less than nine aliases at the time of her death, according to recently unsealed court records.
That being said, it’s no surprise that a pharmacist located in Valley Village had refused to supply Anna’s psychiatrist with 300 tables of methadone, two types of sedatives, an anti-inflammatory drug, a muscle relaxer and four bottles of a painkiller nicknamed “hospital heroin,” five days after her son had OD’d in the Bahamas.
“They are going to kill her with this,” was the pharmacist’s immediate reaction upon receiving a fax requesting the truckload of drugs. He quickly phoned Smith’s internist and said he had no intention of filling a prescription that would have resulted in “pharmaceutical suicide.”
Although we applaud the man for attempting to do the right thing, his refusal sadly didn’t save her in the end, as her body was discovered in a Florida hotel room just five months later. (latimes.com)