Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Former Government Drugs Advisor Invents Pill to Get You Drunk WITHOUT Hangover
supposedly make you feel drunk – but not leave you with an awful
Imagine being able to get tipsy before an interview or meeting – and
then immediately take an antidote to reverse the effect before you
Professor David Nutt says it can be possible and, if he is successful,
he believes it will lead to a health revolution.
But the scientist still needs funding to complete the invention.
Professor Nutt, a neuro-psychopharmacologist, studies how drugs affect
the mind and believes the pill will save the NHS millions.
He recently called on the Government to support the drug and encourage
investment, according to The Telegraph.
If invented, it would give you the pleasurable feeling of being drunk,
and then an antidote would immediately block the sensations, he
Professor Nutt told Dragon's Den presenter Evan Davis on Radio 4′s
Today programme on Monday he didn't expect funding from anyone in the
He said he had done the prototype experiments himself and added: "I've
been inebriated and then it's been reversed by the antagonist.
"That's what really gave us the idea. There's no question that you can
produce a whole range of effects like alcohol by manipulating the
Professor Nutt, who was the Government's chief drugs adviser, was
sacked in 2009 after he renewed criticism against the decision to
toughen the law on cannabis.
He said the effects of alcohol can be fatal, and his new pill could
cut those fatalities down dramatically.