FOX News The Food and Drug Administration is investigating five deaths and one non-fatal heart attack that may have been caused by Monster Energy Drink, a highly caffeinated beverage. According to the reports being analyzed, people have had adverse reactions after consuming the popular drink, which contains 240 milligrams of caffeine – seven times the amount of caffeine found in a 12-ounce cola. The drink is packaged in a 24-ounce can. “As with any reports of a death or injury the agency receives, we take them very seriously and investigate diligently,” said FDA spokeswoman Shelly Burgess in a statement. While the FDA is investigating the allegations, which date back to 2004, the agency is also stating that the reports do not necessarily prove the drinks caused the deaths or injuries. The news of the FDA’s investigation follows a filing last week of a wrongful death suit in Riverside, California, submitted by parents of a 14-year-old girl who died after drinking two 24-ounce Monster Energy Drinks in 24 hours. The child’s parents insist Monster failed to warn consumers about the risks of drinking its products. While an autopsy concluded she died of cardiac arrhythmia due to caffeine toxicity, the medical examiner also found the girl had an inherited disorder.
This is not good for Sportsmasher’s long term health. Monster Blue and Vodka has been one of my drinks of choice since roughly 2003, I like it better than the more well known Red Bull and Vodka, it has a better taste and you get more servings for your buck. Deep regret on all of those Monsters right now, thinking about a lawsuit, but will pull out for a lifetime supply. Might be a short one, think about it Monster.