TODAY   |  November 15, 2012

FDA: 5-Hour Energy drink linked to deaths

Thirteen deaths over the past four years have been linked to the popular caffeinated drink 5-Hour Energy, according to the FDA. The company that distributes the drink says its product is safe when used as directed. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

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>>> new health concerns this morning as you heard for yet another popular caffeinated drink. 13 reported deaths have been linked to the possible involvement of 5-hour energy according to the fda. some 90 total reports the federal officials date back to 2009 . dozens involving life-threatening issues like convulsions, heart attacks, and even a spontaneous abortion. the company that distributes the shot drink says it's unaware that any deaths can be proven to be caused by 5-hour energy and the drink is safe when used as directed.