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State bans alcoholic drinks containing caffeine

Sale of drinks containing both alcohol and caffeine has been banned by the state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.

FDA warns 4 energy-drink makers against adding caffeine to beverages

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday warned four alcoholic energy-drink makers that their beverages are unsafe.

Washington bans Four Loko

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 banned in Michigan

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 blamed for sickening 9 CWU students

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.