Sam Matthews from Vocativ decided to get drunk for 5 nights in a row and then try 5 different hangovers cures, all on film.
Vocativ is known for finding stories within data, but this week we decided to do a deep dive IRL. We sent reporter Sam Matthews into the wild to field-test four of the most well-known hangover “cures” out there. The results were mixed: Some actually made the hangover worse, and only one treated all three hangover symptoms (dehydration, nausea and headache)—too bad it costs $250 per use. Like the common cold and heartbreak, the eggheads at Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline still have a bit more homework to do before they get this problem licked.