LOS ANGELES — A witness has testified that Anna Nicole Smith's psychiatrist was prescribing excessive medication at a time when other doctors were giving the former Playboy model opiates and other drugs.
Dr. Timothy Botello, an expert in psychiatry, testified Monday at a preliminary hearing for three defendants accused of illegally giving Smith drugs.
Botello documented prescriptions written from 2003 to 2007, when Smith died of an accidental drug overdose at a Florida hotel.
He focused on one month in 2004 when Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, Smith's psychiatrist, and Dr. Sandeep Kapoor were giving her medications from various pharmacies.
Eroshevich, Kapoor and Smith's former boyfriend-lawyer Howard K. Stern are charged with conspiring to illegally provide Smith with controlled substances. All have pleaded not guilty.