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'Hangover pill' currently in the works at UCLA

UCLA researchers are testing a 'hangover pill' that uses chemicals from a raisin tree to keep hangover effects at bay.

January 12, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A pill that could make you sober after a night of drinking may not be that far off.

It's something that UCLA researchers are testing and may also help break the cycle of alcohol addiction.

The key to the "hangover pill" is an extract that comes from DMH, a chemical found in the oriental raisin tree. The extract seems to help metabolize alcohol quickly and block the effects of intoxication.

So far, scientists have only tested the effect in rats, but human trials are next.