Reports submitted to the FDA cite 5-Hour Energy as a possible cause in 13 deaths, the New York Times’ Barry Meier reports.This comes nearly a month after Meier wrote that reports submitted to the FDA had cited Monster Energy in deaths.
5-Hour Energy has been cited in even more reports of injuries, Meier writes:
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.
An incident reports doesn’t however mean or conclude that 5-Hour Energy was in fact responsible for the 13 deaths. Living Essentials, a privately held company based in Michigan, manufactures 5-Hour Energy.
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