A new company due to be launched in Sydney next month has the New South Wales Opposition worried it could promote binge drinking.
The business, called The Hangover Clinic, offers hangover “cures” administered through an intravenous (IV) drip.
It has been in place in parts of Europe and America for several years, and is popular in party destinations such as Las Vegas and Ibiza.
The so-called hangover cure is due to be set up in Sydney’s east as well as the CBD next month, just in time for the summer party season.
NSW Labor’s health spokesman Walt Secord said it could encourage binge drinking.
“I want New South Wales Health to make sure they’ve crossed every T and dotted every I. And to make sure that they’re not acting irresponsibly,” Mr Secord said.
“However, my concern is that this is… promoting the irresponsible use of alcohol.”
The solution contains saline, vitamins, pain medication, as well as oxygen.
It can reportedly cure a hangover within about 30 minutes.