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Energy Drink Didn't Work Out for Panera, So Dunkin' Tries It Out

Sparkd' Energy contains a lot of caffeine, as did beverages consumed by 2 late Panera patrons

(Newser) - At least two people have died after drinking caffeine-infused lemonade at Panera, but that's not stopping Dunkin' from launching their own series of fruit-flavored drinks that will offer a "revitalizing burst of energy." The coffee chain debuted its Sparkd' Energy beverage on Wednesday, a fizzy energy drink...

Suit Blames Panera's Charged Lemonade for Another Death

Lawsuit says Florida man drank 3 of the highly caffeinated beverages before his death

(Newser) - A second lawsuit has been filed against Panera Bread over the restaurant chain's Charged Lemonade, which has now been blamed for two deaths. The new lawsuit says a 46-year-old Florida man died while walking home from a Panera after having had three servings of the highly caffeinated beverage, the...

After Student's Death, Panera's Lemonade Gets Warning Label

But lawyer for family of student says labels don't go far enough

(Newser) - In the wake of a lawsuit filed against it over the death of a 21-year-old woman after drinking its "Charged Lemonade," Panera has added warning labels to the drink. The Guardian has a picture of the label at one of the chain's locations, warning that the beverage...

Prime Drink Pulled From Stores in Canada

Regulator says it has too much caffeine

(Newser) - A caffeinated energy drink being promoted by American social media influencers is set to be recalled in Canada. Health Canada said Wednesday that at 200 milligram of caffeine per 12-ounce can, Prime Energy exceeds the regulator's acceptable caffeine limit of 180 milligram per serving and should not be sold....

Influencer-Backed Energy Drink Has People Worried

Lawmakers want FDA to investigate PRIME

(Newser) - An influencer-backed energy drink that has earned viral popularity among children is facing scrutiny from lawmakers and health experts over its potentially dangerous levels of caffeine, the AP reports. On Sunday, Sen. Charles Schumer called on the Food and Drug Administration to investigate PRIME, a beverage brand founded by the...

Dad Sues Energy Drink Maker for Death of Son, 19
Dad Sues Energy Drink Maker
Over Death of Son, 19
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Dad Sues Energy Drink Maker Over Death of Son, 19

Dustin Hood quaffed more than 3 cans of 'Mega Monster Energy' in 24 hours: suit

(Newser) - The father of a 19-year-old who died in 2015 after drinking Monster Energy drink is now suing its manufacturer, TMZ reports. Dustin Hood suffered a cardiac arrhythmia on the basketball court and died at the hospital shortly after. He's believed to have imbibed three large, 24-ounce cans of the...

A Drink Is Making People Sick, and Algae Might Be Why

The latest dispatch from the Soylent saga

(Newser) - Over the past several months, a tiny fraction of consumers of a meal replacement powder and energy bar put out by the company Soylent have complained of pretty adverse digestive reactions , including vomiting and uncontrollable diarrhea. Since 2013 the Silicon Valley startup has been producing its nutrient-dense, just-add-water powder—"...

Toxic Cocktail for the Heart: Booze, Energy Drinks

A 28-year-old consuming 2 energy drinks, multiple beers daily landed in ER

(Newser) - When a 28-year-old guy in otherwise good health got admitted to the ER with an irregular heart rhythm after vomiting blood, doctors were quick to note his beverage habit: two energy drinks and multiple beers every day for months. While the exact mechanism that caused the arrhythmia is unclear, his...

College Bans Energy Drinks
 College Bans 
 Energy Drinks 

College Bans Energy Drinks

Sorry, late-night crammers

(Newser) - Claiming they can lead to dangerous sex and alcohol abuse, Middlebury College in Vermont has banned the sale of energy drinks on campus, NBC News reports. In addition to encouraging "problematic behavior," drinks such as Red Bull and 5 Hour Energy are bad for students' health, according to...

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...

States Tell 5-Hour Energy to Prove Its Ad Claims

Oregon, others request un-redacted documents about energy drink

(Newser) - Do 73% of doctors really recommend 5-Hour Energy? Is it true that you don't "crash" after it's done pepping you up? Is it safe for teenagers? A group of 33 states is dubious, which is why the Oregon Department of Justice has filed legal papers demanding that...

Woman Tweets About 30-Hour Workday, Then Dies
Woman Tweets About
30-Hour Workday, Then Dies

Woman Tweets About 30-Hour Workday, Then Dies

Mita Diran was 'going strooong' ... and then she wasn't

(Newser) - It's not just banking : A copywriter for ad agency Young & Rubicam Indonesia collapsed last Saturday and died the next day, and fingers seem to be squarely pointed at two potential culprits: overwork and "Thai Red Bull." As Gawker reports, Mita Diran, who had worked for the...

Suit: Red Bull Killed Healthy Man

Cory Terry died of a heart attack after downing energy drink

(Newser) - Cory Terry, 33, had been playing basketball for about 45 minutes on Nov. 8, 2011, when he drank a can of Red Bull—and then felt lightheaded, collapsed, and died of a heart attack. An autopsy found his cause of death was idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, which can be caused by...

New Way to Get a Caffeine Jolt: Spray It On

Startup trying to sell sprayable version

(Newser) - If you like energy drinks but hate the drinking part, then Harvard undergrad Ben Yu and venture capitalist Deven Soni have a product for you. The two are trying to launch a product called "Sprayable Energy," that, you guessed it, gives you a jolt of caffeine straight through...

Energy Drinks' Secret Ingredients Don't Work

It's just caffeine, study concludes

(Newser) - There is exactly one ingredient in energy drinks that actually perks you up, a new study suggests: good old caffeine. None of the other ingredients that supposedly give the drinks an edge actually improve alertness, researchers concluded. They gave participants water, water with caffeine, and 5-Hour Energy, and had them...

Monster Energy Drinks Sues San Francisco

Fight to limit caffeine, marketing goes to federal court

(Newser) - San Francisco's city attorney wants Monster Beverage to cut down on both the caffeine in its energy drinks and the marketing of them, and the company is fighting back in federal court. Monster sued the office of Dennis Herrera this week, arguing that its drinks are no more harmful...

Red Meat, Energy Drinks Share Heart-Disease Culprit

Carnitine ultimately thickens artery walls, study says

(Newser) - Bad news for steak and energy-drink lovers: A new study published in Nature Medicine finds they share a common ingredient that leads to heart disease, the Wall Street Journal reports. Carnitine, a compound that helps the body metabolize fatty acids, is plentiful in red meat and is often found in...

Wrigley to Debut Caffeinated Chewing Gum

It will come with a warning label to discourage kids

(Newser) - Energy drinks are old news, friend; the folks of tomorrow will be chewing on energy gum. Or at least, Wrigley hopes so. Next month, the company will begin selling Alert Energy Caffeine Gum, the Wall Street Journal reports. The packaging boasts that every hexagon-shaped piece of Alert contains about half...

Soon, Monster Drinks Will Actually Be Drinks

Beverage company is changing its labeling

(Newser) - Thought you were consuming a drink every time you downed a Monster Beverage? Well, you weren't—but soon you will be. Monster Beverage Corp. is changing the labeling on its cans so that its energy drinks will no longer be considered dietary supplements, a move that changes the federal...

Experts: Yeah, Red Bull Won't 'Give You Wings'

Little evidence backs up energy drink claims

(Newser) - Bad news, energy drink addicts: There's little actual proof that Red Bull will "give you wings" or that Monster Energy is a "killer energy brew." The wildly popular beverages—they make up the fastest-growing portion of the drink industry—are, when it comes down to it,...

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