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Clark County wants to regulate IV therapy treatment

Lawmakers hope to regulate IV therapy
Posted at 7:13 AM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 11:45:29-04

KTNV (LAS VEGAS) — The IV therapy industry is taking off.

The treatment is advertised on the Las Vegas Strip as a good way to treat hangovers and while getting a boost of energy isn't illegal, the question now is who is qualified to do it.

Dr. Jason Burke, Founder and owner of Hangover Heaven, welcomeS regulation in the IV therapy business.

Burke says it's time to raise the standard of care in the industry.

"People see the business and they look at pricing and say it's cheaper by sending out non-medical people who come up with the business plan."

IV therapy is expected to be a more than $13 billion industry across the country by 2024.

A treatment costs between $99 and $220 for a basic drip.

While the industry is fast growing, Commissioner Tick Segerbloom agrees with Burke, this business must regulate to avoid spreading diseases such as hepatitis.