The very popular 2oz energy drink 5 Hour Energy may have been the cause of 13 deaths and 33 hospitalizations over the passed 4 years. The minute drink has the same amount of caffeine as a cup of the leading premium coffee.
The federal government claims it played a role in multiple deaths and urges any would be consumers to seek medical advice prior to consumption. Brand reps insist that the beverage is harmless if taken in moderation and blames the claims on abuse of the drink.
The FDA has not proven 5 Hour Energy’s role in the deaths so it is still available in stores if you need a quick caffeine fix. This is the 2nd time in a month that an energy drink has been linked to health problems.