U.S. probes deaths for links to Monster energy drink
Two cans of Monster Energy drink are pictured in this photo-illustration shot in Los Angeles October 22,2012. Credit: Reuters/Fred Prouser By Martinne Geller and David Morgan NEW YORK/WASHINGTON | Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:21pm EDT NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it was investigating reports of five deaths that may be associated with Monster Beverage Corp’s namesake energy drink, and the company’s shares fell more than 14 percent. Monster is also being sued by the family of a 14-year-old Maryland girl with a heart condition who died after drinking two cans of its Monster energy drink in a 24-hour period. Monster said it does not believe its drinks are “in any way responsible” for the girl’s death…MORE
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