Will Energy Drinks be Banned?
December 10, 2010
The Liquor Control Board of Washington state is contemplating a ban on alcoholic energy drinks. Not long ago, nine college students in Washington were hospitalized after drinking the beverages at a party.
The students were drinking the caffeinated malt liquor beverage Four Loko.
ABC News reports:
"The makers of Four Loko ... point out the partygoers may have been drinking other types of alcohol. Washington is one of several states considering outlawing high-alcohol energy drinks while the Food and Drug Administration reviews their safety."