Quotes: FDA Releases Statement on Drinks Combining Caffeine and Alcohol

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“[The] FDA does not find support for the claim that the addition of caffeine to these alcoholic beverages is ‘generally recognized as safe,’ which is the legal standard. To the contrary, there is evidence that the combinations of caffeine and alcohol in these products pose a public health concern.”

– JOSHUA M. SHARFSTEIN, principal deputy commissioner of the FDA, on the unit’s decision to crack down on companies manufacturing drinks that mix caffeine and alcohol (Via The Washington Post). Head over to TIME.com for more on Wednesday’s breaking news, or to see the top 10 ridiculously strong drinks.

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