Doctors may be known for their illegible handwriting, but even sloppy penmanship couldn't mask the same signature showing up on 11 prescriptions.
California's State Medical Board confirmed to E! News Thursday that it is investigating Dr. Khristine Eroshevich, the Los Angeles psychiatrist and friend of Anna Nicole Smith who authorized all 11 prescriptions found in Smith's Florida hotel room after her Feb. 8 death.
According to board spokeswoman Candis Cohen, Eroshevich is currently practicing medicine with a renewed and current license, and no action has been taken to suspend or restrict her license in any way.
Cohen could not comment whether any other unrelated complaints have been filed against Eroshevich because that information is not part of the public record, but she did say that the medical board's investigation was connected to Smith.
None of the prescriptions, including the sedative choral hydrate, the sleep aid Ambien and the antibiotic Cipro, found in Smith's room was actually made out in the reality TV star's name. Instead, eight meds were prescribed to Howard K. Stern, two were made out to someone by the name of Alex Katz, and Klor-Con-M20, a potassium supplement, was in Eroshevich's name.
There was no methadone or Ativan, an anti-anxiety drug, to be found in the room, although they were both in Smith's system when she died, according to Broward County Medical Examiner Dr. Joshua Perper.
An MD who did authorize methadone for Smith, Dr. Sandeep Kapoor, is also being investigated by the California State Medical Board. Reports surfaced in February that he wrote a methadone prescription last summer, while Smith was pregnant, making it out to "Michelle Chase," an alias Smith had used in the past.
In addition to being a licensed shrink, Eroshevich was a frequent companion of Smith's in the Bahamas and was with her on that last trip to Florida.
Perhaps not foreseeing that the TrimSpa spokeswoman would be taking an increasingly mixed cocktail of meds as the months went by, Eroshevich authorized a chloral hydrate prescription for Smith after she was left devastated by the loss of her 20-year-old son Daniel, who died three days after Smith gave birth to daughter Dannielynn.
But there's no word yet on why, if Smith ostensibly needed the sedative and seemed to benefit by it (according to Stern attorney Lilly Ann Sanchez), the Rx was made out to Stern.
When Perper at last released his findings Mar. 26 as to the cause of Smith's death, the announcement that she died of an accidental overdose of prescription meds was not a shock. But it did add fuel to the discussion over what ultimately led Smith to mix and match pills in such a haphazard way.
All signs have pointed to a life that was troubled long before Daniel's sudden death in September. And a few passages from Smith's personal diaries more or less support that assumption.
In two journals, bought on eBay along with some other items for more than $500,000 by an anonymous German businessman, Smith voiced her frustrations in the early 1990s about her weight and the stress she put on herself to keep everyone around her happy.
According to the diary, as reported by the Associated Press, two days after hearing from Guess CEO Paul Marciano about a photo shoot in June 1992, she went on a shopping spree, hoping to impress the exec, who eventually tapped her to be the new Guess jeans girl.
"I'm so happy [the clothes] look great," Smith wrote. "I hope it impresses Paul Marsiano [sic]...I'm starving!! I've been starving myself."
Then, in an entry dated Aug. 16, 1992, she wrote, "I've been really stressed out lately and depressed and I can't quit eating. I feel like a pig. Howard [J. Howard Marshall II, not K. Stern] has been buying me som jewelry but he call me 15 or 20 times a day and it drives me crazy. I love him but he aggravates me sometimes.
I don’t know what to do about Paul hes a strange guy. I hate for men to want sex all the time."
In an undated entry found in a smaller second journal, but presumably from sometime close to Marshall's death in 1995, Smith fretted over her husband's declining condition.
"He's so very weak and fragile When I touch him Im afraid he might break," Smith wrote, her state of mind reflected in her increasingly rambling style. "If Jesus desides to take him I dont know what I'll do. I love him so much it hurts me to site and watch him when hes hurting I just want to hold him touch him let him no how much I care."
Smith was still fighting Marshall's family for her piece of the Texas oil tycoon's $500 million estate at the time of her death. If a court ever rules in her favor, daughter Dannielynn stands to inherit millions.
The diaries have been consigned to Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries, which will auction them off at a later date.