“Hangover patch” removed from sale

9th November, 2012 by Andy Young

Firebox started selling the hangover patch last month, but has been told to remove it form its website.

New patch could help with hangoversThe UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has ruled that the patch comes under its “Borderline” category. This is because the patch uses the term “Hangover” which relates to a medical condition.

The Bytox Hangover Prevention Patch was invented by plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr Leonard Grossman and was launched in the US last year.

A spokesperson from the MHRA said: “The MHRA have issued an urgent notice to Firebox.com asking them to remove the hangover patch Bytox from sale. They have now removed the product from their website.

“We consider this to be a medicine due to the claims being made for it in the relation to the prevention of hangovers and consider it to be an unlicensed medicinal product.”

It is claimed that the patch is second only to an “intravenous stuck in your arm”. According to the packaging the patch works by replacing vitamins and acids that are lost through drinking alcohol.

Dr Grossman has claimed that the ingredients – B vitamins, acai berry, vitamins A, D, E and K and folic acid – are delivered continuously to the bloodstream, but the patch has not received any official medical backing in the US or here.

So it looks like a return to traditional hangover cures for the forthcoming festive party season.

 

One Response to ““Hangover patch” removed from sale”

  1. Dave says:

    Nanny state strikes again!!!!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to our newsletters

Job vacancies

Administrative Assistant

Swig Wines Ltd
Chiswick, London, UK

HR Manager

Amathus Drinks PLC
London, UK

Beer Development Specialist

Matthew Clark
London, UK

Senior Sales Manager

Haynes Hanson & Clark
Gloucestershire, GB

Customer Services Administrator

Speciality Drinks Ltd
London, UK

National Business Development Manager

Speciality Drinks Group
London, UK

Inventory Analyst

Bibendum PLB
London, UK

Events Executive - Atom Supplies

ATOM Supplies Limited
London, UK

Off-Trade Sales Account Executive

Domaine Direct
Nationwide, working from a combination of home & London office.

Sales Executive/Brand Ambassador

Glenfarclas
Ballindalloch, Speyside, UK

Client Manager

Noble Rot
Wandsworth, London, GB

Spirits Investment Director

Stilnovisti
London, UK

Junior Brand Manager

Enotria Winecellars
Park Royal, London, UK

Content & Digital Assistant

ABVGlobal
London, UK

Sales Manager

Cellar Trends
London, UK

Champagne Masters 2017

Deadline : 7th July 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

Deadline : 10th July 2017

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

Deadline : 10th July 2017

The Global Syrah Masters 2017

Deadline : 18th July 2017

Click to view more

The Drinks Business Awards 2017

Now in its 15th year, the db awards have become the most authoritative, internationally respected badge of achievement in the alcoholic drinks industry.

The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters 2017

the drinks business Hong Kong announces its first year of The Asian Cabernet Sauvignon Masters.

Rioja Masters 2016

Now in its fifth year, the competition will recognise and reward the finest Riojas on the world stage.

Fortified Masters 2016

Now in its third year, The Fortified Masters will reward the best fortified wines on offer.

Click to view more