Yesterday a Los Angeles jury found Howard K Stern guilty of a count of conspiring to prescribe prescription drugs using fraudulent means and a count of conspiring to furnish prescription drugs to an addict. One of the doctors on trial was convicted of four counts, while the other doctor was acquitted on all charges. Stern had faced seven charges but was acquitted of the other five. Stern faces up to 3 years in jail when he is sentenced in January.
The most disturbing thing of all to me in yesterday's proceedings was the statement from the doctor who was acquitted. "A victory for patients everywhere who suffer with chronic pain." Umm, yeah, I am all for helping people who suffer chronic pain, but I think the pain Anna Nicole Smith had was from all the f**king drugs she was taking and not suffering the effects of an injury from her exotic dancing days. I could be wrong, but was there ever any proof that she suffered from chronic pain?