FDA warns of deaths associated with high-caffeine products

The FDA is continuing to investigate reports of morbidity and mortality associated with high energy drinks, including 5-hour energy, Monster energy, RockStar energy, and Red Bull. These have been linked to >13,00o ED visits and 18 fatalities. Any suspected adverse events related to these products should be reported to the FDA (FDA site).

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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