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October 24, 2014, 7:40 am
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Senator Dick Durbin Goes After Energy Drinks

He’s gone after cigarettes and stimulants sold over the counter in convenience stores… now U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is setting his sights on energy drinks.


After media reports linking at least five deaths around the country to consumption of the drinks, Durbin is asking the Food and Drug Administration to investigate loopholes in the law that he says allow energy drink manufacturers to avoid oversight. Durbin also wants the agency to study the caffeine content in such drinks and the possible health risk they may pose to children.


The senator says it’s the third time he has made such a request of the FDA.

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