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Smith Death / Autopsy Report / A Discussion #856112

CNN Evening News for Monday, Mar 26, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) The report from the Florida medical examiner on the death of Anna Nicole Smith from a combination of prescription drugs examined; details given about the specific drugs she took, including the sedative chloral hydrate. [Broward County medical examiner Dr. Joshua PERPER†- comments on the "psychoactive" medications present and her injections.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Dr. Cyril Wecht and Court TV's Lisa Bloom about the autopsy report; Perper's report quoted. [WECHT - talks about Smith's drug history, the inefficiency in American medicine, the overuse of chloral hydrate, her methadone use.] [BLOOM - wonders about how many doctors are prescribing how many medications; outlines the open questions in the Smith case.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Gupta, Sanjay

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