FDA Reports Tie 5 Deaths To Monster Energy Drinks

Law360, New York (October 22, 2012, 8:12 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has received five reports of deaths connected to the consumption of Monster Beverage Corp. energy drinks, the agency confirmed Monday, days after the filing of what appears to be the first wrongful death suit against the company.

Wendy Crossland, who filed the suit on behalf of her late 14-year-old daughter on Wednesday, asked the FDA for a list of adverse event reports for Monster's energy drinks Sept. 2, and the agency sent her 37 such reports Sept. 26. The reports...
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