Although I was suspicious that a well liked co-worker had an illegal drug habit, I became aware that it extended to work hours. It was brought to my attention as supervisor that he was "nodding out" and several patients had complained that they never recieved pain meds. With little research, I had 10 narc errors on one shift. Increased dosages, unexplained prns, unordered frequencies.. all signed at times he wasn't on the floor, to patients who complained they never got meds. To boot, he came outright asked me if I would "sell " him Tyl #3's at 8 bucks a piece.( He crushed and snorted them ... new one for me) . I truly believed I had a legal as well as ethical obligation to turn him in. Now he has been fired and I am public enemy number one at work. The narc who ratted out one of the popular crowd. Now I am shunned, threatened, and the victim of false accusations. Most of all, I am confused.. was I wrong? Is this what nursing is about...?