Skip to comments.Feds Raise Hackles Over 5-Hour Energy Drink( Say it ain't so!! )
Posted on 12/13/2012 10:35:24 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
The FDA is raising hackles over the equivalent of an espresso shot in a bottle: the popular 5-Hour Energy drink that has billions of dollars in sales over the past decade. 5 hour
The hubbub over 5-Hour Energy, which has some fans stockpiling 12-packs of the bottles in anticipation of a possible ban, was sparked by an article in the New York Times claiming that 5-Hour Energy has been linked to 13 deaths reported to the FDA in the past four years.
In truth, millions of bottles of 5-Hour Energy are consumed every week, and there is no evidence whatsoever of a causal connection. But anything printed in the Times is considered news, no matter how absurd the premise, and numerous major news outlet have run with their own version of the story. Even the Onion got in on the action, with a story titled, 5-Hour Energy CEO: Deaths Just Collateral Damage In War On That 2:30 Feeling.
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Oh wait a minute, they are doing that too.
Cheers to all...I'll down a 5hr to all of you.
I used to drink that stuff like pop.
Maybe I shouldn’t be, but I’m still here.
It’s not the stuff that gets you, it’s when you down 5 of them at a time, then chase it with vodka, that it gets you.
Stupid people now live about as long as smart people. Most of the fun toys are illegal. A lot of good medicine cannot be sold. Everything is more expensive than it should be.
We are trying desperately to create a society in which bad things do not happen, and no one ever dies.
13 deaths from 5 hour energy? Who the heck cares?? I'm totally serious: government regulation for health and safety is just a bad idea. And, No, I'm not a Libertarian.
“... linked to 13 deaths in the last four years”.
You know, water is linked to close to 100% of all deaths. Seriously... look at the stats. How many people have consumed water in some form or fashion and die within 24 hours. My point is stats can be manipulated in any fashion or form to show a correlation.
control your guns, control your food, control your popcorn, control your drinks, control your insurance, control your car and then it’s electronics, control your bank, control your school....
control, control, control.
They ban everything from weightlifting supplements and health supplements to perhaps energy drinks.......but the ultimate goal of the liberal feds is to legalize (un-ban) elicit reality-altering drugs.
Makes total sense to me.
5-hour energy drinks . . . now how much will it cost taxpayors for federal investigators to get to the bottom of this purported issue?
Actually it does make sense. If they can get you dependent upon your drug of choice, you’re easy to lead and please.
Druggies, when high, don’t make fusses.
Others need an extra energy shot so they can put in the 16 hour days necessary to pay the taxes to support the former.
Give Colorado and Washington state about a 6 months and then go there. I bet parts of the states the people will resemble the zombies from The Walking Dead tv show.
Such a huge part of this country’s population are zombies-in-waiting or soylent-green-in-waiting.......ready and willing to be ruled and slaughtered by their own government.
I have no sympathy left...
I see these commercials all the time. Guess it will be replaced now.
Drink like pop with teeny weeny straws?
Not yet. But you are getting closer every day. This isn't a bad thing.
Just keep a close on eye on those Paulite/Troofer nuts over there. We aren't sure they are actually "libertarians". They may just be crazy.
I assume you mean druggies are easier to lead via an overall slow political boil.
Because druggies sure do fuss when they get caught by police after they’ve committed crimes.
The plea of "Not Guilty" and "I'd Hit It" are duly entered, counselor.
The stuff tasted horrible, but it worked.
I would pour about three of them in a glass and down it as quickly as I could. I could often actually feel my heart trying to pound itself out of my chest.
I used to work a second job as a waiter. To stay sharp, keep up with the young'uns and drive home without a nap on the thruway, I had an occasional Red Bull.
One-a-night led to two and three.
I stopped when one morning I found myself holding onto the shopping cart at the wholesale club to keep from passing out.