Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mother Sues Energy Drink Maker Over Teenager's Death

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A California woman has sued Monster Beverage Corp., claiming her son's habit of drinking two 16 oz. cans of the company's energy drink caused him to die from cardiac arrest last year.

In March, a group of 18 doctors and scientists wrote a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, urging regulatory action to protect children and adolescents from energy drinks with high amounts of caffeine. The FDA announced a formal investigation on May 3 into the safety of caffeine-containing food products on children and adolescents. The FDA previously indicated that as many as five deaths between 2009 and 2012 might be linked to Monster's energy drink; another 13 were associated with 5-Hour Energy.
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