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5 Hour Energy linked to wrongful death

Posted on January 3rd, 2013

Most people have heard of the popular 5-Hour Energy drink and many have tried it. However, this popular energizing “shot” may not be accessible much longer. The FDA may have linked the 2-oz. bottle of highly-caffeinated liquid to 13 deaths over the last four years.

These new discoveries are quick to follow the wrongful death suit filed against Monster Beverage Corp after a teenage girl died of “caffeine toxicity” after drinking a Monster energy drink. Click here to read more details of the lawsuit against Monster. Five people have died from complications after drinking the beverage.

The FDA has received 90 complaints against 5-Hour Energy, which has been linked to potentially life-threatening injuries such as heart attacks, heart problems, convulsions, and even a spontaneous abortion.

The amount of caffeine in 5-Hour Energy is not listed on the label of the product, but Consumer Reports states that is may have up to 215 milligrams of caffeine. On top of that, other ingredients include Taurine and high levels of certain B vitamins.

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