Anti-Energy Drink Crusade Has No Wings, FDA Letter Hints

Law360, New York (August 21, 2012, 9:29 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declared that the use of caffeine in Red Bull and other energy drinks appears no more dangerous than it is in coffee or soda, a strong indication the agency will reject the blanket crackdown on the products sought by Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and other critics.

Durbin sent a letter to the FDA in April that lobbied for tougher regulation of so-called energy drinks, referencing products made by PepsiCo Inc., The Coca-Cola Co., Red Bull GmbH and Monster Beverage...
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