Did a shady doctor irresponsibly prescribe pain-killing drugs to one of his patients, which resulted in her death?
Did You Know?
The drug which caused Nadia's death, the mythical Deverol, is an overt reference to the drug Demerol (meperidine), which is contraindicated with so many medications and is so ineffective for pain relief, and so addictive due to its euphoric effects, that it's limited to intravenous/intramuscular hospital inpatient use only for the last 8 years in the US.
McCoy refers to it as an opiate. It effects opiate receptors but is unique as a schedule 2 narcotic in that it is not a metabolite of nor derived in any way from opium. See more
At the end of this episode there is a dedication to the memory of Jerry Orbach 1935 - 2004 See more