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Invented by a Doctor

DripDrop ORS wasn’t created by a beverage company. Or a pharmaceutical company. Or any company, for that matter. It was invented by a doctor on a relief mission in Latin America, whose simple question changed the course of dehydration treatment forever. What if ORS could taste good?

During a cholera outbreak in Guatemala in 1993, Dr. Eduardo Dolhun traveled to a remote jungle village to help patients suffering from life-threatening dehydration.

Problem was, the oral rehydration solution they were using (though highly effective) was hard to get down, hard to keep down. Especially for kids, who’d unwittingly spit up the very thing that could save them.

The number of preventable deaths due to dehydration stuck with Dr. Dolhun, and led him to seek out a better solution.

What if ORS Could Taste Good?

A remedy is only as effective as a patient's willingness to take it. A major challenge with traditional ORS treatments is they taste terrible (like a cup of seawater). If patients won’t drink an ORS, it can’t work.

Dehydration from diarrhea is the #2 cause of preventable death globally for children under 5

ORS has helped reduce the number of diarrhea-related deaths in the last decade by 54%