COCAINE is being hailed as a wonder drug that can help people who are too nice for their own good.
A study has shown the drug could protect those who are too trusting and good natured by turning them into the sort of self-absorbed bastard no-one would want to go anywhere near even if their lives depended on it.
Professor Henry Brubaker said: “We realised that people who were already dreadful twats somehow became even worse after taking cocaine. So City traders would go from boasting about their salaries to lying about their salaries.
“Meanwhile, music journalists would go from just name-dropping all the stars they have met to being utter fucking pricks about all the stars they have met.
“For someone who is decent to the point where they become a soft touch, cocaine could be transformative.”
Professor Brubaker added: “Cocaine’s effects have been known in indigenous cultures for centuries. Remote Peruvian tribes have long used it to combat altitude sickness, and for when they want to talk about starting their own record label.”