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Posted at 12:05 PM ET, 12/05/2011

For all your holiday party needs: Hangover pill approved by FDA

by Katie Rogers

The hangover pill’s release is just in time for the holiday season and the 78th anniversary of Repeal Day. This photo from our archives ran in 1933 with a caption that read, “a New York political rally captures the mood of America after 14 dry years.” (Washington Post archives)
When even the CIA’s pared-down holiday party starts making headlines, you know it’s peak holiday party season in Washington. With celebrations in full swing, a new pill recently approved by the FDA promises to alleviate some of the pain — even if it won’t save you from that annual embarrassing karaoke choice or that regrettable, booze-fueled Airing of Grievances ritual that comes out of cornering your office superiors.

(Not that anyone reading or writing would know about that.)

But I digress. The pill is called Blowfish, and creator Brenna Haysom promises that it’ll kick nagging hangover pains — headache, upset stomach — in 15 to 30 minutes.

According to the The New York Daily News, Blowfish tablets consist of 1,000 milligrams of aspirin, 120 milligrams of caffeine and a stomach-soothing agent split up into two tablets designed for consumption the morning after a night of heavy drinking.

Here are a few other holiday party-related gems — coincidentally, they’re a perfect fit for Monday:

More holiday-related news for your Monday:

Ugly sweater parties: The origin of the season’s sarcastic trend (The Washington Post)

How to not be “that guy/that girl” at this year’s holiday party (The Washington Post)

How drunk can you get at your office holiday party? (Handy chart via Grubstreet)

Simple tricks to save on your holiday party. (WTOP)

FAA chief placed on leave after drunk driving arrest (The Washington Post)

8 Ferraris, Lamborghini, 2 Mercedes damaged in pricey pile-up (The Washington Post)

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