Shots - Health Blog
8:41 am
Thu November 11, 2010

States Move To Ban Four Loko And Similar Drinks, As Feds Sit On Sidelines

Cans of Four Loko on the shelf of a convenience store in Miami. One can contains about as much caffeine as a six-pack of Diet Coke and as much alcohol as a bottle of wine.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 11, 2010 5:41 am

Almost a year ago the Food and Drug Administration started nosing around the companies that combine alcohol and caffeine into drinks like Four Loko.

In letters to almost 30 companies, the agency pressed for a justification of the safety of the combination. What's happened since? Not much.

The regulator still hasn't made a decision about whether it's OK for the drink makers to mix loads of alcohol and caffeine in a single can. Yet reports of health problems on college campuses keep piling up.

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Shots - Health Blog
8:41 am
Thu November 11, 2010

States Move To Ban Four Loko And Similar Drinks, As Feds Sit On Sidelines

Cans of Four Loko on the shelf of a convenience store in Miami. One can contains about as much caffeine as a six-pack of Diet Coke and as much alcohol as a bottle of wine.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 11, 2010 5:41 am

Almost a year ago the Food and Drug Administration started nosing around the companies that combine alcohol and caffeine into drinks like Four Loko.

In letters to almost 30 companies, the agency pressed for a justification of the safety of the combination. What's happened since? Not much.

The regulator still hasn't made a decision about whether it's OK for the drink makers to mix loads of alcohol and caffeine in a single can. Yet reports of health problems on college campuses keep piling up.

Read more
Shots - Health Blog
8:41 am
Thu November 11, 2010

States Move To Ban Four Loko And Similar Drinks, As Feds Sit On Sidelines

Cans of Four Loko on the shelf of a convenience store in Miami. One can contains about as much caffeine as a six-pack of Diet Coke and as much alcohol as a bottle of wine.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 11, 2010 5:41 am

Almost a year ago the Food and Drug Administration started nosing around the companies that combine alcohol and caffeine into drinks like Four Loko.

In letters to almost 30 companies, the agency pressed for a justification of the safety of the combination. What's happened since? Not much.

The regulator still hasn't made a decision about whether it's OK for the drink makers to mix loads of alcohol and caffeine in a single can. Yet reports of health problems on college campuses keep piling up.

Read more
Shots - Health Blog
8:41 am
Thu November 11, 2010

States Move To Ban Four Loko And Similar Drinks, As Feds Sit On Sidelines

Cans of Four Loko on the shelf of a convenience store in Miami. One can contains about as much caffeine as a six-pack of Diet Coke and as much alcohol as a bottle of wine.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 11, 2010 5:41 am

Almost a year ago the Food and Drug Administration started nosing around the companies that combine alcohol and caffeine into drinks like Four Loko.

In letters to almost 30 companies, the agency pressed for a justification of the safety of the combination. What's happened since? Not much.

The regulator still hasn't made a decision about whether it's OK for the drink makers to mix loads of alcohol and caffeine in a single can. Yet reports of health problems on college campuses keep piling up.

Read more
Shots - Health Blog
8:41 am
Thu November 11, 2010

States Move To Ban Four Loko And Similar Drinks, As Feds Sit On Sidelines

Cans of Four Loko on the shelf of a convenience store in Miami. One can contains about as much caffeine as a six-pack of Diet Coke and as much alcohol as a bottle of wine.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 11, 2010 5:41 am

Almost a year ago the Food and Drug Administration started nosing around the companies that combine alcohol and caffeine into drinks like Four Loko.

In letters to almost 30 companies, the agency pressed for a justification of the safety of the combination. What's happened since? Not much.

The regulator still hasn't made a decision about whether it's OK for the drink makers to mix loads of alcohol and caffeine in a single can. Yet reports of health problems on college campuses keep piling up.

Read more
Shots - Health Blog
8:41 am
Thu November 11, 2010

States Move To Ban Four Loko And Similar Drinks, As Feds Sit On Sidelines

Cans of Four Loko on the shelf of a convenience store in Miami. One can contains about as much caffeine as a six-pack of Diet Coke and as much alcohol as a bottle of wine.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 11, 2010 5:41 am

Almost a year ago the Food and Drug Administration started nosing around the companies that combine alcohol and caffeine into drinks like Four Loko.

In letters to almost 30 companies, the agency pressed for a justification of the safety of the combination. What's happened since? Not much.

The regulator still hasn't made a decision about whether it's OK for the drink makers to mix loads of alcohol and caffeine in a single can. Yet reports of health problems on college campuses keep piling up.

Read more
Shots - Health Blog
8:41 am
Thu November 11, 2010

States Move To Ban Four Loko And Similar Drinks, As Feds Sit On Sidelines

Cans of Four Loko on the shelf of a convenience store in Miami. One can contains about as much caffeine as a six-pack of Diet Coke and as much alcohol as a bottle of wine.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 11, 2010 5:41 am

Almost a year ago the Food and Drug Administration started nosing around the companies that combine alcohol and caffeine into drinks like Four Loko.

In letters to almost 30 companies, the agency pressed for a justification of the safety of the combination. What's happened since? Not much.

The regulator still hasn't made a decision about whether it's OK for the drink makers to mix loads of alcohol and caffeine in a single can. Yet reports of health problems on college campuses keep piling up.

Read more
Shots - Health Blog
8:41 am
Thu November 11, 2010

States Move To Ban Four Loko And Similar Drinks, As Feds Sit On Sidelines

Cans of Four Loko on the shelf of a convenience store in Miami. One can contains about as much caffeine as a six-pack of Diet Coke and as much alcohol as a bottle of wine.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 11, 2010 5:41 am

Almost a year ago the Food and Drug Administration started nosing around the companies that combine alcohol and caffeine into drinks like Four Loko.

In letters to almost 30 companies, the agency pressed for a justification of the safety of the combination. What's happened since? Not much.

The regulator still hasn't made a decision about whether it's OK for the drink makers to mix loads of alcohol and caffeine in a single can. Yet reports of health problems on college campuses keep piling up.

Read more
Shots - Health Blog
8:41 am
Thu November 11, 2010

States Move To Ban Four Loko And Similar Drinks, As Feds Sit On Sidelines

Cans of Four Loko on the shelf of a convenience store in Miami. One can contains about as much caffeine as a six-pack of Diet Coke and as much alcohol as a bottle of wine.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 11, 2010 5:41 am

Almost a year ago the Food and Drug Administration started nosing around the companies that combine alcohol and caffeine into drinks like Four Loko.

In letters to almost 30 companies, the agency pressed for a justification of the safety of the combination. What's happened since? Not much.

The regulator still hasn't made a decision about whether it's OK for the drink makers to mix loads of alcohol and caffeine in a single can. Yet reports of health problems on college campuses keep piling up.

Read more
Shots - Health Blog
8:41 am
Thu November 11, 2010

States Move To Ban Four Loko And Similar Drinks, As Feds Sit On Sidelines

Cans of Four Loko on the shelf of a convenience store in Miami. One can contains about as much caffeine as a six-pack of Diet Coke and as much alcohol as a bottle of wine.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 11, 2010 5:41 am

Almost a year ago the Food and Drug Administration started nosing around the companies that combine alcohol and caffeine into drinks like Four Loko.

In letters to almost 30 companies, the agency pressed for a justification of the safety of the combination. What's happened since? Not much.

The regulator still hasn't made a decision about whether it's OK for the drink makers to mix loads of alcohol and caffeine in a single can. Yet reports of health problems on college campuses keep piling up.

Read more
Shots - Health Blog
8:41 am
Thu November 11, 2010

States Move To Ban Four Loko And Similar Drinks, As Feds Sit On Sidelines

Cans of Four Loko on the shelf of a convenience store in Miami. One can contains about as much caffeine as a six-pack of Diet Coke and as much alcohol as a bottle of wine.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 11, 2010 5:41 am

Almost a year ago the Food and Drug Administration started nosing around the companies that combine alcohol and caffeine into drinks like Four Loko.

In letters to almost 30 companies, the agency pressed for a justification of the safety of the combination. What's happened since? Not much.

The regulator still hasn't made a decision about whether it's OK for the drink makers to mix loads of alcohol and caffeine in a single can. Yet reports of health problems on college campuses keep piling up.

Read more
Shots - Health Blog
8:41 am
Thu November 11, 2010

States Move To Ban Four Loko And Similar Drinks, As Feds Sit On Sidelines

Cans of Four Loko on the shelf of a convenience store in Miami. One can contains about as much caffeine as a six-pack of Diet Coke and as much alcohol as a bottle of wine.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 11, 2010 5:41 am

Almost a year ago the Food and Drug Administration started nosing around the companies that combine alcohol and caffeine into drinks like Four Loko.

In letters to almost 30 companies, the agency pressed for a justification of the safety of the combination. What's happened since? Not much.

The regulator still hasn't made a decision about whether it's OK for the drink makers to mix loads of alcohol and caffeine in a single can. Yet reports of health problems on college campuses keep piling up.

Read more
Shots - Health Blog
8:41 am
Thu November 11, 2010

States Move To Ban Four Loko And Similar Drinks, As Feds Sit On Sidelines

Cans of Four Loko on the shelf of a convenience store in Miami. One can contains about as much caffeine as a six-pack of Diet Coke and as much alcohol as a bottle of wine.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 11, 2010 5:41 am

Almost a year ago the Food and Drug Administration started nosing around the companies that combine alcohol and caffeine into drinks like Four Loko.

In letters to almost 30 companies, the agency pressed for a justification of the safety of the combination. What's happened since? Not much.

The regulator still hasn't made a decision about whether it's OK for the drink makers to mix loads of alcohol and caffeine in a single can. Yet reports of health problems on college campuses keep piling up.

Read more
Water Cooler
7:14 am
Thu November 11, 2010

This Morning's Headlines

Governor Chris Gregoire speaks at a Wedneday news conference in Olympia after the state Liquor Control Board voted to ban alcohol energy drinks.
AP (Ted Warren).

State's Alcohol Energy Drink Ban May Move Feds

Washington is now the third state to ban the potent alcohol and caffeine beverages, including brands such as Four Loko.  The so-called 'energy' cocktails have come under fire after numerous incidents involving young adults treated for alcohol poisoning. 

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Sports
6:31 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Dave Niehaus dies, voice of the Seattle Mariners

Seattle Mariners play-by-play broadcaster Dave Niehaus at his Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, New York, in July 2008. Niehaus died of a heart attack at his Bellevue home on Wednesday.
AP

Seattle Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus, who became the living embodiment of the franchise in his 34 years behind the microphone, has died. Niehaus passed away after suffering a heart attack at his Bellevue home on Wednesday, according to his family. He was 75 years old.

Famous for his colorful and deft storytelling skills, Niehaus brought Mariner games to life with his passion for the game trademark phrases, "My oh My" and "Get out the rye bread and the mustard, Grandma, it's  grand salami time!"

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