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Date:11/17/2010

t have been consumed safely and responsibly for years would face the same scrutiny that our products have recently faced," the Web site statement read.

Phusion Projects also noted there are 40 other similar beverages on the market, while the CDC reports that about 25 brands are available.

According to the CDC, caffeinated alcoholic beverages can have alcohol levels that range from 5 percent to 12 percent, compared to 4 percent to 5 percent for beer.

People who consume alcohol mixed with energy drinks are three times more likely to binge drink than drinkers who do not mix alcohol with energy drinks. And drinkers who consume alcohol-laced energy drinks are about twice as likely as drinkers who do not report mixing alcohol with energy drinks to report being taken advantage of sexually, to report taking advantage of someone else sexually, and to report riding with a driver who was under the influence of alcohol, according to the CDC.

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To learn more about caffeinated alcoholic beverages, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

-- HealthDay staff

SOURCES: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Phusion Projects, Chicago; N.Y. Sen. Charles Schumer Web site


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