FDA Investigating Reports of Deaths Tied to 5-Hour Energy Drink .


The FDA is investigating 13 reports of deaths after people consumed 5-Hour Energy drink, the New York Times reports.

In the past 4 years, the agency has received 90 incident reports that cite 5-Hour Energy. Over 30 of these filings mentioned serious or life-threatening problems, such as myocardial infarctions, convulsions, and one spontaneous abortion. An FDA official told the Times that some of the reports may not contain enough information to determine whether the supplement played a role in the adverse event.

The drink, which comes as a 2-oz “shot,” contains about 215 mg of caffeine, according to Consumer Reports. Eight ounces of coffee may contain about half that amount, depending on the preparation method.

Recently, the FDA also acknowledged that it had received five fatality reports involving Monster Energy drink.

Source: New York Times

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