Anna Nicole Smith

Anna Nicole Smith's Psychiatrist Under Investigation in Drug Death

Psychiatric Watchdog Says Highly Publicized Case
Indicative of Corrupt Field

The overdose death of model Anna Nicole Smith has produced a media frenzy of epic proportions, but one group says the latest news focuses on the real culprits psychiatrists like Khristine Eroshevich, who was treating her.

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a psychiatric watchdog group said, This highly-publicized case should serve as a wake-up call, alerting the nation to the serious, widespread problem of drug abuse and fraud within the psychiatric system. Psychiatrists who irresponsibly prescribe drugs, especially lethal combinations of drugs to patients, should be criminally investigated and prosecuted.

Eroshevich prescribed Smith eleven drugs, including antipsychotics, anti-anxiety drugs and sedatives a lethal combination which killed 39-year-old Smith. According to media reports, Eroshevich is now under investigation by the California Medical Board.

Some national media have already started to target Eroshevich, referring to her as a drug pusher and supplier questioning whether her medical license will be revoked for facilitating and enabling Smith's death. CCHR goes further by saying she should be criminally investigated and prosecuted as warranted.