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'Hangover drug' Blowfish hits the market

drugcosts062911_optBY JOHN SOLTES
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

What does it take to get rid of a hangover? Apparently $2.

A cure for those holiday office party blues has arrived. Blowfish, an over-the-counter drug that promises to quell the nasty side effects of alcohol consumption, has hit the market, according to its official website.

This different type of morning-after pill contains 120 mg of caffeine and 1,000 mg of aspirin – a concoction that promises to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains associated with a hangover. There is also a host of inactive ingredients, including Acesulfame Potassium, Anhydrous Citric Acid, Aspartame, Docusate Sodium, Mannitol, Povidone, Sodium Benzoate and Sodium Bicarbonate.

The tiny pill “helps restore mental alertness or wakefulness when experiencing fatigue or drowsiness,” states Rally Labs LLC, the manufacturer of the drug.

Brenna Haysom, founder of Blowfish, has no qualms stating that the idea for the pill came after a long night out on the town. “I was a normal New Yorker who spent lots of time in bars and lots of time at work,” she writes on the drug’s website. “One particularly brutal morning (which was the result of a particularly awesome night before), I started thinking there had to be a way to have both great nights and great days.”

Directions call for two tablets to be completely dissolved in 16 ounces of water. The pills are intended for use in the morning, not during the alcohol consumption.

The FDA did not have to formally approve Blowfish, because it contains ingredients already allowed by the agency, according to news reports. However, it is still regulated by the governmental administration.

Side effects include severe stomach bleeding and allergic reactions, common warnings for aspirin.

At ForHangovers.com, the drug’s official website, customers can order free samples or purchase 12 tablets for $11.99 (takes care of six hangovers) or 50 tablets for $49.99 (takes care of 25 hangovers). Courier service is available to Manhattan locations.

And just in case bulk buyers need some extra assistance, the official website has a link to Alcoholics Anonymous.

John Soltes is an award-winning freelance journalist based in New Jersey. He currently serves as publisher of Hollywood Soapbox (www.HollywoodSoapbox.com). E-mail him at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Comments (2)
2 Monday, 12 December 2011 07:41
edition
It's basically coffee and aspirin. I like the way Function presents itself http://www.functional-supplements.com/function/ - all ingredients seems to be legit. I don't doubt the FDA approval on Blowfish since it's just coffee and aspirin.
1 Sunday, 11 December 2011 02:55
peterfc2
The pill may cure headache etc. but remember you could still be over the limit to drive.

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