Pharmacist says he warned against drugs for Smith

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A pharmacist has testified that he refused to provide drugs prescribed to Anna Nicole Smith, telling a doctor the prescriptions would be "pharmaceutical suicide" for the former Playboy model.

Ira Freeman testified Thursday during a preliminary hearing that he called the doctor and told him the list of six drugs faxed to his pharmacy could have fatal consequences.

He said the fax came from Dr. Sandeep Kapoor on behalf of Smith's psychiatrist, Dr. Khristina Eroshevich, five months before Smith died of an accidental drug overdose in 2007.

The hearing, which is in its second week, will determine whether Kapoor, Eroshevich and Smith's boyfriend-lawyer Howard K. Stern will stand trial for conspiring to illegally provide Smith with controlled substances.

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