The death of a stripper-turned-celebrity's son appears to be an accidental overdose, but when the woman (Swanson) dies days later after giving birth, the case becomes a homicide investigation that seems to involve the paternity of the newborn.
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Just as Lorelai Mailer is a thinly veiled variation of Playmate Anna Nicole Smith, so is George Merritt modeled after the real life Hugh Hefner. But there is another wrinkle to the casting of Peter Bogdanovich. He was once a fixture at the Playboy Mansion parties and was having an affair with Dorothy Stratton, another Playmate of the Year. After she was tragically murdered, he married Stratton's younger sister. See more
While interviewing Lorelai's doctor he said that he hadn't examined her in three years and that he called in a prescription for methadone to her pharmacy, here he violated at least one, possibly two regulations for prescribing controlled substances. Since methadone is a schedule II controlled substance a pharmacy cannot dispense it without having the original hard copy of the prescription, a doctor can't just call in a verbal prescription, or fax one, like with drugs in lower schedules. However a doctor is allowed to call in a verbal prescription, or fax a copy of the original prescription for a schedule II drug to the pharmacy so that they may prepare the prescription ahead of time and have it ready for pickup by the time the patient arrives at the pharmacy, however they would have to get the original hard copy of the prescription from the patient at that time before being allowed to dispense the medication. It is possible this is what Lorelai's doctor did since she was very impatient and seems to be the kind of person would would balk at having to wait at the pharmacy for the prescription to be filled. However he did violate regulations for sure when he wrote Lorelai a prescription for a schedule II controlled substance without examining her. DEA regulations state that a doctor cannot issue a prescription for a schedule II controlled substance if it has been more than 90 days since they last examined the patient, and they cannot issue new prescriptions for schedule III, IV & V controlled substances if it has been more than 180 days since their last examination. See more
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