First of all, he says he went for Demerol, but Demerol is non-formulary at FH, because it metabolizes into a neurotoxic substance, and it doesn't do anything that other, better drugs can do instead. But okay, I'm not sure when it was taken out of our pharmacy, and this happened to the guy in 2000.
But the article also implies the pain med was to be given in conjunction with some kind of sinus surgery, and omg why would we give pain meds in an injection when we could give them IV? We wouldn't. Except, all right, the article is vague: maybe he went after the surgery because of the lingering effects of the surgery. Except, again, no. He'd have pain meds at home, or else he'd be admitted to the ER, and they'd start an IV there and give him the pain meds that way.
And, you know, my main reason for being skeptical about all this is glitter. GLITTER. I've met a lot of fucked up nurses in my day, but I've never met anyone dumb enough (or psycho enough, for that matter) to grab her makeup case and start shooting away. Dude, I doubt you could even draw glitter up in a syringe! Although now I really, really wanna try.
I wish I could submit this as the essay portion of my GRE exam. Hahahahaha! That would be awesome.