"Had to conduct ANOTHER training seminar on the proper usage of the new batch of Rad-X. Apparently some half-witted private OD'd by taking the capsules directly, despite all of the warning labels printed directly onto the jar. Talk about natural selection. The Rad-X is meant only to be dissolved into water. One jar of Experimental Rad-X is potent enough to thoroughly cleanse 4 bottles of water, regardless of the level of contamination.Experimental Radiation Treatment refers to two distinct types of anti-radiation treatment developed by the Royst-Bernard research staff inside the Lucky 38 Labs. These are Experimental Rad-X and Experimental RadAway
I'm getting real tired of explaining this. They'd better get us our equipment soon. I'm done waiting." —Journal
In the wake of the Legion-NCR war, NCR research teams were given a mandate to develop improved treatments and countermeasures againsts radiation sickness as many NCR personnel had been stricken in incidents such as the dirty bomb attack on Camp Searchlight. Through extremely questionable research practices on living test subjects, this project eventually bore fruit. While initially promising, the compounds developed proved categorically lethal to human life and were abandoned along with many of the other scientific endeavors of the Lucky 38 research staff. During the Royst-Bernard expeditions foray into the Mojave wasteland, the researchers accompanying them made an interesting discover. Beyond its original intended effects, the experimental Rad-X proved capable of decontaminating irradiated water at low concentrations, a theory first put into practice with the reservoir at Camp Golf. Because of the implications of this discovery, Royst's supporters believe that it alone is sufficient to absolve Royst of all charges filed against him.
When taken as-is, both experimental Rad-X and experimental RadAway are almost universally lethal, causing constant damage for the duration of their effects, usually much faster than a subject would be able to heal themselves to compensate. As noted, experimental Rad-X can be used to purify dirty water with no adverse side effects. In desperate situations, experimental RadAway can be used to completely purge a subject of radiation as long as they have a indefinite source of non-irradiated water with which to counteract its lethal side effects. This is an extremely long-term process and should only be taken as an extreme last resort.
Experimental Rad-X can be found in large quantities at the Lucky 38 labs and Camp Golf as well as on NCR personnel found in the Mojave wasteland. Due to research on it being terminated, experimental RadAway can only be found on the New Vegas Strip.