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Lawsuit Updates: Energy Drinks

Lawsuit Updates: Energy Drinks October 30, 2013. By Lucy Campbell.

The family of a young Brooklyn man who died of heart failure after drinking Red Bull has filed an $85 million lawsuit against the manufacturer Monday, the New York Post reports.

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Regulators Ask Energy Drink Makers to Stop Marketing to Children

Regulators Ask Energy Drink Makers to Stop Marketing to Children October 5, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Farmington Hill, MI Regulators have sent letters to the makers of energy drinks asking them to stop marketing their products to children and youth. The letters were sent following a hearing, held on July 31, 2013, before the United States Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, regarding concerns about Monster Energy and other energy drink companies.
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Young Monster Drink Nation Not Conditioned to Super-Caffeine: Professor

Young Monster Drink Nation Not Conditioned to Super-Caffeine: Professor September 28, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Houston, TX The immense popularity of energy drinks is at long last being met with increased scrutiny, say health advocates. And none too soon, given reports of Monster Energy Drink Deaths and Hospitalizations. To be fair, Monster is just one manufacturer amongst a host of players capitalizing on the energy drink phenomenon. Still, Monster is a market leader and has been tied to at least one death involving 14-year-old Anais Fournier.
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Are Energy Drink Companies Downplaying the Risks?

Are Energy Drink Companies Downplaying the Risks? September 20, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
San Antonio, TX Often when a company fights with legislators over the safety of its product, studies, data and reviews are included in the debate as proof of the harmlessness of a particular product. But how unbiased are those studies, especially those funded by companies who have a vested interest in the data? An editorial in BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal; published online 9/12/13) suggests that energy drink makers are downplaying the risks of energy drink side effects in studies funded by energy drink companies.
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Monster Caffeine Levels: When Too Much Energy Isn’t Good for You

Monster Caffeine Levels: When Too Much Energy Isn’t Good for You September 8, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
McKinney, TX Of the Monster drink contents in a typical Monster energy drink, caffeine has taken center stage. And with good reason, since all Monster drinks contain more caffeine than what is allowed for soda, and some contain more than that found in coffee.
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More Experts Speak Out against Energy Drinks

August 31, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Newark, NJ More experts are speaking out against energy drinks, especially when they are used by children and adolescents. Despite being asked at a senate hearing on energy drinks to not market the drinks to anyone under the age of 16, because of a reported risk of energy drink hospitalization or death, energy drink makers have only said that they would not market to those under the age of 12.
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Are Monster Caffeine Levels Akin to a Jekyll-and-Hyde Personality?

Are Monster Caffeine Levels Akin to a Jekyll-and-Hyde Personality? August 30, 2013. By Gordon Gibb.
Corona, CA Everyone agrees that alleged Monster Energy Drink Deaths and Hospitalizations is no laughing matter. And yet, while the two sides in the debate continue to polarize opinion on the safety of energy drinks, Monster Beverage Corp. includes in its line of products “Anti-Gravity Extra Strength,” which is a Monster drink fused with nitrous oxide to provide, according to a Monster website, “a unique texture, smooth drinkable flavor and buzz that’s bigger than ever.”
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Senate Focuses on Energy Drink Deaths

Senate Focuses on Energy Drink Deaths August 8, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC The US Senate has held a hearing into energy drink deaths and hospitalizations, questioning the makers of energy drinks, including Monster Energy drink, about the safety of their products. Although the companies stand behind their product, saying they put consumer safety first, concerns have been raised that the energy drinks are being marketed to children and teens, who could be more susceptible to adverse events from the increased caffeine levels.
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Healthy Life Chemistry dietary supplement warning

Healthy Life Chemistry dietary supplement warning July 27, 2013. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC The FDA on July 26 warned the public not to consume the dietary supplement B-50 Healthy Life Chemistry. The manufacturer, Purity First, has marketed the product as a vitamin B dietary supplement. However, a preliminary laboratory analysis conducted by the FDA determined the product contains methasterone, a controlled substance, and dimethazine. Both are two potentially harmful anabolic steroids not listed in the label and definitely not to be included in a dietary supplement.
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Study Suggests Monster Energy Drinks Linked to Heart Changes

Study Suggests Monster Energy Drinks Linked to Heart Changes July 26, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
New Orleans, LA A 2013 study presented to the American Heart Association suggests that Monster Energy drinks may be linked to an increase in blood pressure and changes in the heart’s rhythm. Lawsuits have been filed against Monster Beverage Corp, alleging people have died after drinking the highly caffeinated beverages.
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