Is A Ban Needed On Alcoholic Energy Drinks?

Is A Ban Needed On Alcoholic Energy Drinks?

Reports say the the Food & Drug Administration is planning to announce today that caffeine is an unsafe food additive in alcoholic drinks. This would effectively ban a whole range of products like Four Loko, Joose and Sparks, which market themselves as a sort of boozed-up energy drink. [More]

Senator Says Caffeinated Malt Liquor Drinks Target Teens

Senator Says Caffeinated Malt Liquor Drinks Target Teens

For years, young folks have been getting their buzz on with the help of fruit-flavored malt liquor concoctions like Sparks, Joose and Four Loko. This is a fact that has apparently just come across the desk of Senator Chuck Schumer of NY, who is now asking for federal help in getting these beverages out of the mouths of babes. [More]

FDA: Convince Us That Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages Are Safe And Legal

FDA: Convince Us That Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages Are Safe And Legal

The FDA says that companies have 30 days to convince them that caffeinated alcoholic beverages are safe and legal, because they don’t seem to remember approving them.

It's Midnight Somewhere…

It's Midnight Somewhere…

It’s New Year’s Eve, and we have some drinking suggestions for you.

A Farewell To Sparks And Other Alcoholic Energy Drinks

A Farewell To Sparks And Other Alcoholic Energy Drinks

Last week, MillerCoors bowed to pressure from numerous state attorneys general and agreed to decaffeinate its caffeinated alcoholic beverage, Sparks.

Apple Offers Cash To Powerbook, iBook Owners With Defective Power Adapters

Apple Offers Cash To Powerbook, iBook Owners With Defective Power Adapters

Apple has agreed to settle a class action lawsuit prompted by PowerBook and iBook power adapters that could fray, break, or dazzle the eyes with spectacular bursts of dangerous sparks. Anyone whose power adapter failed within three years of purchase and then bought a replacement adapter is a part of the settlement.

Attorneys General Are Not Pleased With Alcoholic Energy Drinks

Attorneys General Are Not Pleased With Alcoholic Energy Drinks

In a letter to John Manfreda, the administrator of the federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, the attorneys general of 28 states and Washington, D.C., and Guam say aggressive — and possibly fraudulent — marketing of energy drinks mixing alcohol and caffeine targets teenagers and young adults who buy nonalcoholic energy drinks.