nergy drinks are facing increasing scrutiny, as The New York Times reports that federal officials have received reports of 13 deaths over four years citing possible connections to the highly caffeinated 5-Hour Energy beverage. Food and Drug Administration records show that 5-Hour Energy has been mentioned in more than 30 cases involving serious injuries, including heart attacks. Last month, the agency acknowledged that another energy drink, Monster Energy, had been mentioned in five death reports.
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