I'm a diabetic. I've pulled syringes out of the bag to find the needle is pushed through the side of the cap. OW.That never happens with short needles, dammit.
Looks like a compounding thing. Why it was in your area. Is a good question. It helps vent the drug vial and makes multiple vial punctures possible with out ruining the integrety of the vial stopper.
I didn't know B&D made fish hooks!!
Looks like an offset-needle that works on the same principle as an offset screwdriver for when the patient is in an awkward location, like hiding behind a bookcase.
Throw a Powerbait on the end, catch you a whopper.
My favorite was the time I stuck a perfectly straight needle into a patient (a horse, I'm a vet) and he spasms so hard it bent like that IN THE MUSCLE. Imagine my momentary confusion as to why I could not pull out the needle.