But can it get rid of the lampshade?

CHERYL GLASER: As Ashley mentioned, lavish dinners often come with lots of drinks. And later on, a lavish hangover. But now there's word of a new cure. No, we're not talking about quarts of coffee or some nasty potion of tomato juice, raw eggs, and heaven knows what else. A French company has cooked up a concoction. Now it's looking for an American distributor as Marketplace's Stephen Beard reports:


STEPHEN BEARD: The product is called Security Feel Better. The manufacturer claims it cures hangovers by removing alcohol from the bloodstream very fast. But the French authorities banned it, arguing that it could be used to evade the breathalyzer test and would encourage drunk driving.

Now a court has now lifted the ban and the company is keen to step up sales and penetrate the American market.

But one Commentator here dismissed the cure. There so much more to a hangover than nausea and a throbbing head, he says. Far worse is the guilty recollection of the fumbling, ill-advised advances, the dancing on the tabletop with a lampshade on your head.

No hangover cure can undo what happened the night before.

In London this is Stephen Beard for Marketplace.

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