5-Hour Energy, Monster, Rockstar cited in FDA report for deaths, hospitalizationsSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 11/18/2012 - 19:08
5-Hour Energy, Monster, Rockstar cited in FDA report for deaths, hospitalizations
Originally published: November 16, 2012 1:03 PM
Updated: November 16, 2012 1:08 PM
By BLOOMBERG NEWS
Rockstar Inc.'s energy drinks, distributed in most of the U.S. by PepsiCo Inc., were named in 13 adverse event reports dating to 2006, according to the Food and Drug Administration. No deaths were cited.
The events in some cases involved increased heart rate, abdominal pain and nausea, and included four hospitalizations, according to a list posted Thursday on the FDA's website. The incidents are voluntarily reported and are deemed allegations with no conclusion drawn until investigations are completed.