NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Just in time for the holidays, the FDA approves a purported hangover remedy.

Blowfish, created in the West Village, is promised to get rid of all your hangover symptoms within 15 to 30 minutes.

“Really, it targets all of the major symptoms,” said creator Brenna Haysom. “The thing that’s special about is it works so quickly.”

LISTEN: 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reports

“Headache and fatigue are the things that you’ll notice the most that go away. It also helps your stomach,” she added.

Gary Baumgarten of 1010 WINS’ spoke with several bar patrons on what they think of the hangover tablet.

“I’m actually concerned that this is going to bring a whole new breed of binge drinkers to New York and people are going to think that it’s OK to go out and binge drink because there will be no ramifications in the future,” Bret Golds said.

“What are the side effects? There have to be side effects,” another bar patron asked.

Blowfish contains several common treatments, including aspirin, caffeine, and a stomach-soothing agent.

What do you think will happen now? Sound off in our comments section below…

Comments (4)
  1. Stefanko says:

    HPF Hangover Prevention Formula was clinically proven at Tulane University by a noted alcohol research team to actually “prevent” a hangover– instead of attempting to “cure” one the next morning. You take it “before” you drink and the hangover is a “no show”

  2. Albert says:


    Thank you for your message to the Division of Drug Information at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), within the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    Blowfish is not an FDA approved drug. FDA/CDER approved drugs are listed in our Drugs@FDA database:

    We have forwarded the website in question to the attention of our Compliance office and appreciate your concern in this matter.

    Best regards,
    Drug Information BLS
    Division of Drug Information
    Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Food and Drug Administration

    For up-to-date drug information, follow the FDA’s Division of Drug Information on Twitter at FDA_Drug_Info
    This communication is consistent with 21CFR10.85(k) and constitutes an informal communication that represents our best judgment at this time but does not constitute an advisory opinion, does not necessarily represent the formal position of the FDA, and does not bind or otherwise obligate or commit the agency to the views expressed.”

  3. friend says:

    Alcohol, Aspirin and caffeine running through your body at the same time wow, and of course the fda approves it, they might as well approve crack. The fda are the biggest drug kingpin in the world. I see more murders,fights, acts of adultery, broken marriages, battered wives and children and broken friendships due to this new concoction by our government drug dealer.

  4. congratulations... says:

    …we’ve finally done it.

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