Monday, February 27, 2012

FDA to Investigate Safety of Inhalable Caffeine

Yes, you read that right. From ABC News:

The Food and Drug Administration will launch a safety investigation of a new product that allows consumers to inhale caffeine through a lipstick-sized portable device,  rather than drinking it.
AeroShot delivers 100 milligrams of caffeine per use, and comes in bright colored packages that describe it as “pure energy,” and “breathable energy anytime, anyplace.”

The manufacturer, Breathable Foods Inc., put it on the market in New York, Massachusetts, and in France late last month.

“You could easily overdose or succumb to toxicity associated with the caffeine ingestion,” Dr. Bruce Goldberger told ABC News. “You could mix it with alcohol in a social setting and also I’m troubled by its availability, potentially at home where young children can get a hold of it.”

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