Vegas doctor begins hangover cure bus service
If you watch Dragons’ Den, or simply keep an eye near the checkout of any 7-Eleven, you know there’s a market for curing hangovers, once and for all.
Indeed, several products claim they can wipe free the pain of the previous night’s drinking – some may work, some may be scams, but for a boozer the prospect is nonetheless that great oasis in the desert.
Jugs of vitamin-rich drink may do the trick for some, though one Las Vegas doctor is rolling out a more intensive, more invasive way to treat hangovers in Sin City.
He’s begun marketing and testing a hangover bus, which drives around Vegas with the cure inside.
Just a few years ago, Dr. Jason Burke was a Duke-trained anaesthesiologist that moved to Reno to open a private clinic. In 2005, though, he began practicing in Las Vegas, where an idea struck him: “It clicked that a lot of symptoms of hangovers are the same symptoms we see in the recovery room.”
Using what he calls “extremely safe medications,” Burke launched his own treatment for hangovers – essentially, hooking drunks up to a small IV that jolts them back to strength.
“With my treatment protocol, I can take you from a semi-conscious, porcelain-hugging, hit-by-a-truck hangover to feeling like you’re ready to take on the world in less than 45 minutes,” Burke writes on his website.
The Hangover Heaven bus is where all the treatments take place; the rig driving up and down the Las Vegas strip to boost partied-out tourists out of a daze. The bus also does scheduled pickups at Vegas hotels, as well as appointment-only arrivals at a destination of your choice.
The treatments range in cost from $90 to $150.
Once on the bus, which presumably must cease movement while IVs are being administered, customers can lounge on beds or in chairs and read, sleep or play with provided iPads.
So far, the service only runs in Las Vegas, but reportedly has drawn interest from destinations as close as Los Angeles and as far away as Amsterdam.
By Jason Buckland, MSN Money