TNO: we did not test hangover pill

10th November 2003, Comments 0 comments

7 November 2003 , AMSTERDAM — A research institute has demanded that a pharmaceutical firm withdraw a false claim that its anti-hangover pill had been tested by the institute and proven to work.

7 November 2003

AMSTERDAM — A research institute has demanded that a pharmaceutical firm withdraw a false claim that its anti-hangover pill had been tested by the institute and proven to work.

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research TNO issued an angry statement on Thursday evening refuting assertions by Cobeco Pharma that its Paraxine pill had been sanctioned by TNO tests.

Cobeco informed the media on Thursday morning that research by TNO proved that people who took Paraxine broke down 55 percent more alcohol within their bodies over a 60-minute period, than people in the control group who did not take the pill.

But the real punch line was that a rival RU-21 pill, made in the US, was no more effective as a hangover cure than a glass of water with cubes of sugar.

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AMSTERDAM — A research institute has demanded that a pharmaceutical firm withdraw a false claim that its anti-hangover pill had been tested by the institute and proven to work.

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research TNO issued an angry statement on Thursday evening refuting assertions by Cobeco Pharma that its Paraxine pill had been sanctioned by TNO tests.

Cobeco informed the media on Thursday morning that research by TNO proved that people who took Paraxine broke down 55 percent more alcohol within their bodies over a 60-minute period, than people in the control group who did not take the pill.

But the real punch line was that a rival RU-21 pill, made in the US, was no more effective as a hangover cure than a glass of water with cubes of sugar.

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