It has been said that necessity is the mother of invention. That's why ibuprofen was invented, according to Popular culture has many hangover remedies, from "hair of the dog," a greasy breakfast, to sweating it out (I don't think so!!). Back in the 1960's, Dr. Stewart Adams had a hangover after an evening out with friends. He was scheduled to deliver a speech, so he took 600 mg. of an experimental drug that was being developed as a potential treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. The non-steroidal compound, known back then as 2-(4-isobutylphenyl) propionic acid, is now known as ibuprofen. In today's world such behavior by a researcher would be considered wildly insane. Well, it WAS the '60s. My personal favorite is ibuprofen & "hair of the dog," especially Bloody Marys.



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