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September 9, 1993 | THOM MROZEK
A 38-year-old West Hills woman testified Wednesday that after seeking treatment for severe tooth pain, a Reseda dentist held her down and put his hand under her clothing. Dr. Kamal Matian is charged with five felony counts of sexually assaulting two women, the patient who testified Wednesday and a 19-year-old former employee who said last week that she was attacked.
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February 26, 2007 | Charles Proctor, Times Staff Writer
Methadone, a potent opiate once used almost exclusively to treat heroin addicts, is increasingly being prescribed by doctors as a pain medication and abused by drug users searching for a cheap, easy way to get high, physicians and federal drug officials say. The drug, which comes in pill or liquid form, recently has come under scrutiny in the death of former Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith. A doctor in Studio City prescribed methadone to Smith for pain treatment before she was found dead Feb.
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