FDA May Tap Experts on Energy Drink Risks

The Food and Drug Administration said in a letter released on Tuesday, November 27 that it was likely to seek advice from outside experts to help determine whether energy drinks posed particular risks to teenagers or people with underlying health problems.

The letter appears to signal a change in the agency’s approach to the drinks, which contain high levels of caffeine.

Previously, FDA officials have said that they were investigating possible risks posed by popular products like 5-Hour Energy, Monster Energy and Red Bull.

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