Navigation Links
FDA Expected to Ban Caffeinated Alcohol Drinks
Date:11/17/2010

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was set to rule Wednesday on the safety of caffeinated alcoholic beverages that have reportedly left dozens of young adults sick or hospitalized.

The announcement comes amid a growing backlash against so-called energy drinks that mix caffeine and alcohol, even though such beverages are becoming increasingly popular with college students and even children. The drinks are regularly consumed by 31 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds and 34 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates.

New York Sen. Charles Schumer, who has supported a ban on the drinks that are marketed under such names as Four Loko and Joose, reported Tuesday on his Web site that the FDA would outlaw the products because they are an "unsafe food additive to alcoholic beverages."

Schumer, a Democrat, also said the Federal Trade Commission planned to notify manufacturers that "they are engaged in the potential illegal marketing of unsafe alcoholic drinks."

Meanwhile, the maker of Four Loko said Tuesday that it would remove caffeine and other stimulants from its four different flavors of alcoholic drinks. Four Loko has up to 12 percent alcohol in a 23.5-ounce can, according to published reports.

Four Loko's manufacturer, Chicago-based Phusion Projects, insists that the drinks are safe. But, in a statement posted on the company's Web site, it said it was removing the caffeine "after trying unsuccessfully to navigate a difficult and politically charged regulatory environment at both the state and federal levels."

The company said it doesn't agree that mixing caffeine and alcohol is inherently unsafe. "We have repeatedly contended -- and still believe, as do many people throughout the country -- that the combination of alcohol and caffeine is safe. If it were unsafe, popular drinks like rum and colas or Irish coffees tha
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Unexpectedly small effects of mutations in bacteria bring new perspectives
2. MIT researchers discover an unexpected twist in cancer metabolism
3. HIRC Research Alert: Health Plans Expected to Increase Adoption of Percent Copays to Manage Specialty Medications
4. Working Wives Still Expected to Do It All, Study Finds
5. Research findings expected to ease treatment of low neutrophil counts in cancer patients
6. Computer reminders for physicians less effective than expected
7. Concerns Grow Over Dangers of Caffeinated Alcohol Drinks
8. Energy Drinks May Fuel College Kids Alcohol Use
9. A Little Alcohol May Help the Heart: Studies
10. Women Veterans Less Likely Than Male Peers to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol
11. Alcohol damages much more than the liver
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/26/2014)... Most people think of donating winter coats ... a local chiropractic & natural health care center, decided ... hosting its first annual Fall Coat Drive to collect ... Project, and organization that addresses the growing need for ... neglected children in our local foster care system. The ...
(Date:10/26/2014)... (PRWEB) October 26, 2014 Many physical therapists ... pain long after a relatively mild or moderate ankle sprain. ... fixated talus, neuropathic pain or muscular trigger points. , ... Pathology course will help to give PTs - and others ... clear understanding of the biomechanics of the ankle and offers ...
(Date:10/26/2014)... The assets of St. Anthony’s Hospital in Houston, ... United States Bankruptcy Court. All medical equipment in the ... as some non-medical items. , The auction will be ... auction is a simulcast auction with no on-site bidding, interested ... . Those who would like to inspect the equipment before ...
(Date:10/26/2014)... (PRWEB) October 26, 2014 The “LoveHandle" ... its monthly Tech Report, which features the latest and ... Sofastaii, a technology expert and technology reporter for NewsWatch, ... it can keep phones off the ground. , According ... hours per day operating a mobile device, and that ...
(Date:10/26/2014)... October 26, 2014 LSVT Global, Inc. is ... Certification Workshop went “live” on October 23, 2014. This ... demand for the Live LSVT BIG Training and Certification Workshops ... and internationally. , The LSVT protocols (LSVT LOUD ... past 20 years with funding from the National Institute of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Local Chiropractic Office Donates 50 Winter Coats to Local Foster Children 2Health News:Physical Therapists Learn to Diagnose and Treat Stubborn Hip, Knee and Foot Pain 2Health News:Assets of the Closed St. Anthony’s Hospital in Houston, Texas will be Sold at Auction 2Health News:A New Method for Keeping Mobile Devices from Falling was Featured on NewsWatch Television on October 16, 2014 2Health News:LSVT Global Announces New Online LSVT BIG® Training and Certification Workshop 2
... News) -- The holiday season can be a challenge for ... of things they can do to protect themselves, allergists say. ... foods contain such allergens as wheat, soy, dairy and nuts, ... American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). For ...
... By Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, ... Americans are hospitalized for adverse drug reactions yearly, and ... a new study finds. The four types of ... -- account for two-thirds of those drug-related emergency hospitalizations. ...
... , Increased consumption of ground beef or processed meat ... study published Nov. 23 in the online journal ... John Witte of University of California, San Francisco, also found ... was grilled or barbequed, especially when well done. ...
... By Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23 ... in the 1970s and 1980s and appear to be on the ... a new study finds. "It,s not just kids who ... entire shift. Even those who are normal weight are gaining weight," ...
... Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Nov. ... episodes but not an asthma diagnosis are often prescribed ... to take those medications on an as-needed basis instead ... trigger severe wheezing in young children, and the treatment ...
... Strasbourg --,The European Science Foundation (ESF) has awarded this ... of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in ... "Demography." Professor Vaupel was awarded the prize for his ... profound influence on demographic research. The Prize was awarded ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Allergy Sufferers Should Prepare for Holiday Triggers 2Health News:Four Common Meds Send Thousands of Seniors to Hospital: CDC 2Health News:Four Common Meds Send Thousands of Seniors to Hospital: CDC 3Health News:Many Kindergarteners Already on Road to Obesity, Study Finds 2Health News:Many Kindergarteners Already on Road to Obesity, Study Finds 3Health News:Intermittent Steroid Use Called OK for Wheezing Preschoolers 2Health News:Intermittent Steroid Use Called OK for Wheezing Preschoolers 3Health News:ESF awards 13th European Latsis Prize to James Vaupel on pioneering demographic research 2
(Date:10/25/2014)... , Oct. 24, 2014  According to a ... MOSAIQ® Oncology Information System earned the number ... of KLAS, "Oncology 2014: Integration is Key" report. The ... "Elekta has improved their MOSAIQ interfaces to take a ... of 100, 93 percent of customers said they would ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets  has announced ... Trends, Opportunities - Global Forecast to 2019" report ... the global dental equipment market is categorized on the ... equipment market is expected to register the highest growth ... period (2014 to 2019). This high growth is attributed ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... 24, 2014 Advanced Photonix ® (NYSE MKT: ... 2014) financial results on Monday, November 10, 2014. A press ... close of the market and the Company will host a ... p.m. EDT on the same day. Participating in ... Director), Rob Risser (COO and Director), and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Elekta's MOSAIQ oncology information system ranks number one in KLAS Oncology 2014 report 2Elekta's MOSAIQ oncology information system ranks number one in KLAS Oncology 2014 report 3Dental Equipment Market Current Trends, Opportunities - Global Forecast to 2019 2Dental Equipment Market Current Trends, Opportunities - Global Forecast to 2019 3Advanced Photonix to Webcast Fiscal 2015 Second Quarter Earnings 2
... this week,s 46th Annual Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition ... Health launched BarCode360™ , a solution that supports ... timely and cost efficient to order medications and ensure ... bedside. ASHP has set a goal for ...
... The Ministry of Health and Welfare and The Korean ... Dhabi and four Korean hospitals, including Samsung Seoul Hospital, ... St. Mary,s Hospital have signed an agreement to collaborate ... Nov. 25. This agreement represents the first ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cardinal Health Launches Innovative Barcode Administration Solution to Help Hospitals Bridge Gaps in Medication Safety 2Cardinal Health Launches Innovative Barcode Administration Solution to Help Hospitals Bridge Gaps in Medication Safety 3South Korea Signs Accord with Abu Dhabi Health Authority on Hospital Service Agreement 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: