I have seen some hangover clinics here in Las Vegas that are using paramedics to give IV treatments for hangovers. My understanding is that medics can only give IV meds when working for an EMS unit. Does anybody else know the rules on this?
The people working for the hangover clinics are basically practicing medicine without a license, which is against the law.
The HangIVer Bar offers five kinds of IV treatments, or cocktails, which cost about $139 each. Extra doses of Vitamin C, Toradol (a pain killer) and Glutathione (an antioxidant) cost an additional $25 to $30.
Treatments last about 30 minutes and are administered by paramedics from local fire departments who work at the spa part time. The needles are slightly bigger than ones used to draw blood at doctors' offices but smaller than ones for donating blood.