Two doctors charged with overprescribing sedatives and opiates to Anna Nicole Smith are fighting to keep their medical licenses while their trial is pending.
A California Medical Board spokeswoman says the board is asking that licenses for Dr. Sandeep Kapoor and Dr. Khristine Eroshevich be suspended and they surrender their prescriptions forms for controlled substances.
Kapoor's attorney filed an opposing motion Monday saying the board's action is too late, is unsupported by evidence and would harm his current patients, some of whom are dying of cancer.
The doctors and Smith's boyfriend-attorney Howard K. Stern are set for arraignment Friday. A judge found probable cause for them to stand trial after a three-week preliminary hearing.
Smith died of an accidental overdose in February 2007 at a Florida hotel.