It’s no secret that hangovers are a major drag on your functionality – in fact, recent studies have estimated that excessive drinking costs the U.S. economy as much as $220 billion per year in lost productivity. Meet the On-Call IV Doctors. They deliver the ultimate hangover remedy.
Aside from a smattering of old wives’ remedies, nobody has been able to conjure up a surefire cure for the morning-after blues – until now. An intrepid New York City startup called The I.V. Doctor has developed a potent blend of IV fluids that can eradicate all hangover symptoms in just 45 minutes. As if that doesn’t sound magical enough, the doctors are housecall-only, which means it is literally easier than trudging down your corner bodega to score a packet of aspirin.
And lest you worry about some stranger showing up at your apartment and sticking a needle in your arm, all of the employees are fully licensed urologists. The fluids themselves are similar to what you’d find in any hospital drip: the standard package features whopping doses of sodium chloride, potassium, and lactate, as well as anti-nausea and pain relief meds. For an extra fee, customers can top off their drip with a boost of B12 vitamins.
The housecall service – which will run you between $199 and $249 – has become wildly popular among hard-partying bankers and other wealthy professional types who’d like to have their Grey Goose and chug it too. In fact, the service has become so popular that an on-site hangover clinic is slated to open on the Upper West Side in May.
Cheers to an IV Doc who can come to Arlington, MA sometime soon.