The Food and Drug Administration has released reports on five cases over the last three years in which people died after drinking Monster, an energy drink loaded with caffeine. Monster Beverage Corp. is also being sued by the family of of a 14-year-old Maryland girl who had a heart condition and died after downing two large cans of the drink over 24 hours. Shares of Monster Beverage Corp. shot down by 14 percent after the FDA's Monday announcement, although the reports do not definitively link Monster Energy to any of the deaths or other health problems.
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