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
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

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