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Three States Sue 5-Hour Energy Makers For ‘Deceptive’ Advertising

Oregon, Washington and Vermont have filed lawsuits against the makers of the energy drink 5-Hour Energy for making “deceptive” marketing claims. More states are expected to follow. The defendants in the cases are Living Essentials, which manufactures, markets, distributes, advertises and sells 5-Hour Energy, and Innovation Ventures, which developed the formula for the drink in… Continue Reading

Increasing Consumption Boosts Concerns About Energy Drinks

Many consumers are aware of the safety concerns surrounding energy drinks combined with alcohol, but energy drinks in their own right are an increasing cause for concern. Dr. Stacy Fisher, a cardiologist who specializes in congenital heart disease and director of Complex Heart Disease on the faculty of the University Of Maryland School of Medicine,… Continue Reading

Oregon Demands Documents on 5-Hour Energy’s Marketing Claims

The Oregon Department of Justice is demanding that the makers of 5-Hour Energy hand over data supporting its advertising claims that the drink is doctor-recommended and that consumers won’t “crash” when its effects wear off. According to The Oregonian, the state is part of a 33-state investigation into the accuracy of the caffeinated drink’s marketing… Continue Reading

CSPI Calls New 5-hour Energy Safety Video Misleading

The Washington, DC-based Center for Science in the Public Interest is asking consumers “not to believe” a new video posted online by 5-hour Energy, which has come under fire recently after reports of health issues possibly linked to the product. The company took to YouTube to defend the safety of its product, but CSPI is… Continue Reading