Sale of drinks containing both alcohol and caffeine has been banned by the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday warned four alcoholic energy-drink makers that their beverages are unsafe.
Following incidents that left students unconscious and hospitalized with dangerously high blood alcohol levels, the Washington State Liquor Control Board imposed a ban on pre-mixed caffeinated alcohol beverages in the state.
Four Loko, which packs the punch of a pitcher of beer and the jolt of three espressos into one 24-ounce can, has been banned by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission from being sold in the state.
Four Loko, sometimes referred to as “blackout in a can” or “liquid cocaine,” which delivers a lethal punch of stimulants, has landed nine Central Washington University (CWU) students in the hospital after the Oct. 8 party in Roslyn, where about 50 people had been drinking.