5-Hour Energy Shots Linked To 13 Deaths

Nov 15, 2012 -- 2:51pm

The popular energy shot 5-Hour Energy is said to be linked to 13 heart attack deaths over the last 4 years, according to a New York Times investigation.

"Federal officials have received reports of 13 deaths over the last four years that cited the possible involvement of 5-Hour Energy, a highly caffeinated energy shot, according to Food and Drug Administration records and an interview with an agency official."

"Since 2009, 5-Hour Energy has been mentioned in some 90 filings with the F.D.A., including more than 30 that involved serious or life-threatening injuries like heart attacks, convulsions and, in one case, a spontaneous abortion, a summary of F.D.A. records reviewed by The New York Times showed."

 

Full Story here at New York Times

 

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