Posts Tagged '5-Hour Energy'

FDA may bring in outside experts on energy drinks

The Food and Drug Administration may consult outside experts to assist in a study of potential health hazards from highly caffeinated energy drinks, the New York Times reports.

The agency mentioned the possibility in a letter to Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois and Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, both of whom have called for more federal oversight of the drinks. The FDA had previously announced its intention to investigate the products, but the letter is the first public mention of ...

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Energy drinks affecting service members’ stress levels

U.S. service members in Afghanistan who consume three or more highly caffeinated energy drinks a day report more problems with sleeplessness and stress, according to a new study.

According to Bloomberg, the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research drew on surveys from 2010, in which a total of 988 male service members in the U.S. Army and Marine combat platoons deployed to Afghanistan agreed to answer questions about how many energy drinks they consumed.

Researchers found that 14 percent of service members ...

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Editorial: FDA justified in energy drink concerns

An editorial in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette praises the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for investigating highly caffeinated energy drinks, in light of agency documents suggesting they may be linked to a number of health problems and deaths.

The editorial specifically mentions 5-Hour Energy Shots. FDA reports link the product with 92 adverse events, including 33 hospitalizations and 13 deaths. Other FDA reports have linked Monster Energy with five deaths and one heart attack since 2004. And Rockstar Inc.’s energy drinks, ...

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Doctor weighs in on energy drink concerns

In an opinion piece for CBS 4 out of Denver, medical editor Dr. Dave Hnida weighs in on the recent concerns that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has been issuing about high-caffeine energy drinks.

According to Hnida, the biggest concerns have been about four drinks in particular — Red Bull, RockStar, 5 Hour Energy, and Monster.

Recently released FDA reports have linked Monster Energy with five deaths and one heart attack since ...

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Another energy drink linked to problems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has linked another energy drink to health problems, according to Bloomberg.

The FDA has named Rockstar Inc.’s energy drinks in 13 adverse event reports dating to 2006, including increased heart rate, abdominal pain and nausea, and four hospitalizations. No deaths were cited.

The FDA considers the reports, which are submitted voluntarily, to be allegations with no proof that the drinks in question caused the adverse events. But federal lawmakers and the New York attorney general’s office ...

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FDA links energy drink with 13 deaths

U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports have linked the highly caffeinated energy drink 5-Hour Energy with 13 deaths and more than 30 hospitalizations over the past four years, the New York Times reports.

Last month, FDA reports surfaced linking another energy drink, Monster Energy, with five deaths.

According to the story, the New York Times reviewed FDA reports revealing that 5-Hour Energy has been mentioned in about 90 filings with the agency since 2009. More than 30 of them involved serious or ...

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