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Man Drank Himself to Death—With Caffeine

It's the first known case to be reported in Japan

(Newser) - When an unidentified man in his 20s in Kyushu, Japan, died suddenly and inexplicably in the fall of 2014, police ordered an inquest into the cause of his death. Now Dr. Shinichi Kubo, a professor of forensics at Fukuoka University, is announcing that it appears to be the country's... More »

FDA Fights Powdered Caffeine With ... Letters

Regulators don't have legal authority to pull it, so they issue warnings

(Newser) - The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine, saying the products put consumers at risk. Caffeine powder is usually marketed as a dietary supplement and is unregulated, unlike caffeine added to soda. Since the FDA doesn't have the legal authority to... More »

Parents Sue Over Son's Caffeine Powder Death

Logan Stiner overdosed days before graduation

(Newser) - Prom king Logan Stiner died of a caffeine overdose just days before his high school graduation last May, and now his parents are suing. Kate and Dennis Stiner have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against companies that manufacture and distribute caffeine powder, including Amazon.com and Hard Rhino. "... More »

FDA Studies Caffeine Powder After Teen's Death

Agency says it might take regulatory action

(Newser) - A few weeks before their prom king's death , students at an Ohio high school had attended an assembly on narcotics that warned about the dangers of heroin and prescription painkillers. But it was one of the world's most widely accepted drugs that killed Logan Stiner—a powdered form... More »

Prom King Killed by Caffeine Overdose

Extremely potent caffeine powder killed teen just before graduation

(Newser) - An 18-year-old Ohio prom king died just a week before graduation, and as WKYC reports, toxicology results reveal an unlikely culprit in his death: caffeine poisoning. Logan Stiner of LaGrange had apparently ingested caffeine powder and died after suffering an irregular heartbeat and seizures. The top student and star wrestler... More »

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