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CSPI Letter to FDA re: Potential Harm from Consumption of Energy Drinks

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We write to express our concern about the potential harms resulting from the consumption of energy drinks. We understand from its public statements that the FDA is concerned about the risks of energy drinks. The agency last released adverse event reports in October 2012 concerning deaths and injuries linked to consumption of energy drinks. Energy drinks are the fastest-growing segment of the beverage industry and are contain a variety of chemicals, herbal ingredients, caffeine, and caloric or non-caloric sweeteners. We write to follow up on additional relevant information obtained since that time and urge several actions by the FDA to protect the public while new medical and scientific investigations are conducted.