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Rejoice: FDA Approves New Hangover Pill


A new FDA approved pill promises to cure the common hangover.

CREDIT: istockphoto / Dominik Pabis

Good news for your morning-afters.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a “hangover pill” strong enough to take on any college sponsored Four Loko-thon (unfortunately, the threat of mixing energy and alcohol came first, prompting a ban on the caffeinated malt beverage.)

The pills, called Blowfish and intended to be dissolved in water, are infused with 1,000 milligrams of aspirin, 120 milligrams of caffeine, and a “stomach soothing agent” and reportedly take effect in just 15 to 30 minutes. 

Brenna Haysom, Blowfish’s creator, told the New York Daily News that a large coffee and an aspirin won’t do the trick—but her pill will.

“The magic of the effervescent tablet is that it hits your system much faster than getting a cup of coffee, taking an antacid and taking some aspirin separately,” she said.

This “magic” over-the-counter pill runs for $2.99 for a single dose or $11.99 for a six-pack—or about the same cost as a six-pack of beer from your local grocer.

Just missing the booze-laden holidays and post-finals partying, the Blowfish pills will hit Duane Reade stores sometime in January.

Naima Ramos-Chapman is an associate editor at Campus Progress.

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