The Food and Drug Administration has released some detailed information on adverse event reports related to several popular energy drinks. The release takes into account reports of adverse health events and product complaints filed with the FDA between Jan. 1, 2004 and Oct. 23, 2012 involving 5-Hour Energy, Monster Energy, and Rockstar Energy Drinks. Cases have already been filed against energy drink manufacturers over their products, including a wrongful death suit involving a Maryland girl who died after consuming two Monster Energy drinks.
Dietary supplement manufacturers, packers and distributors must notify the FDA if they receive reports about serious adverse events. The FDA’s report details 92 adverse events related to 5-Hour Energy, including 11 resulting in death, 40 events related to Monster Energy, four of which resulted in death, and 13 adverse events related to Rockstar Energy Drink.
Source: Lawyers USA Online
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