Report Ties Monster Energy Drinks to Deaths

Lawsuit says caffeine caused arrhythmia

Caty Enders

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that it has received five reports tying highly caffeinated energy drinks to sudden deaths. The reports came to light when a family filed suit last week against the makers of Monster Energy. Wendy Crossland says her 14-year-old daughter died of heart arrhythmia after drinking two large cans of the beverage on two consecutive days. Under current FDA guidelines, companies are not required to disclose caffeine levels in their beverages. A large can of Monster Energy contains 240 milligrams of caffeine, twice the caffeine of a regular cup of coffee.

Via New York Times