Smith doctor under investigation

first_imgAmong other things, Cohen said, the board was looking into whether it is legal to prescribe drugs for someone using an alias. The California Health and Safety Code, which governs public health, includes several sections stating that no person who prescribes or dispenses a controlled substance may give a phony name or address or make any false statements in the prescription form. A Studio City doctor is under scrutiny by state medical authorities amid reports that he prescribed methadone to Anna Nicole Smith through a prescription that contained an alias. The Medical Board of California opened its inquiry of Dr. Sandeep Kapoor in recent days, board spokeswoman Candis Cohen said Thursday. “We’ve received some information alleging that Dr. Kapoor may have had some connection with Anna Nicole Smith, and we are looking into that as we would any allegation of physician misconduct,” Cohen told The Associated Press. The medical board’s physician information Web site lists Kapoor as a 1996 Boston University School of Medicine graduate who is currently licensed to practice in California. The public-disclosure section contained no postings in the areas for administrative disciplinary actions or citations. A woman who answered the telephone at Kapoor’s listing in Studio City hung up immediately when The Associated Press called to seek comment Thursday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more