Booze ruse

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By Barry Fox New Scientist’s special issue on alcohol explained how N -acetyl-cysteine is supposed to ease hangovers (27 November, p 36). Now an Italian company is patenting compounds that it claims suppress “alcohol withdrawal symptoms and craving”. Sigma-Tau Industrie of Rome (WO 99/17623) says that a mix of l-carnitine, acetyl-l-carnitine and propionyl-l-carnitine, or their “pharmacologically safe salts”, has the surprising effect of curing a hangover. This removes any motivation to drink more alcohol as a “hair of the dog” hangover cure the next day,