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Hangover Inc.: The Companies Getting You Over Last Night

You drank too much. There’s an I.V. drip waiting. Why suffer?

A nurse assists a patient with a treatment from the I.V. Doc, an on-demand luxury service that offers intravenous treatments, at the company’s lounge in New York. 

A nurse assists a patient with a treatment from the I.V. Doc, an on-demand luxury service that offers intravenous treatments, at the company’s lounge in New York. 

Photographer: David Williams/Bloomberg

The hangover business has been booming for Ellie.

A New York nurse who used to treat patients in critical care, she now routinely shows up in the offices of hedge funds and hotel penthouses to deliver intravenous drips loaded with saline, vitamins and other drugs to help the wealthy and well-known undo a night of overdoing it.