updated 10/23/2009 AT 8:00 AM ET
•originally published 10/23/2009 AT 8:10 AM ET
A California pharmacist testified Thursday that he refused to fill a prescription for Anna Nicole Smith written by Smith’s psychiatrist in 2006 because the high doses of medication amounted to “pharmaceutical suicide.”
Ira Freeman said he received a request for painkillers, muscle relaxants and sedatives on Sept. 15, 2006, four days after Smith’s son died, the Los Angeles Times reports. He declined to fill the prescription.