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FDA probing if deaths were linked to energy shots

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports of 13 deaths possibly linked to so-called energy shots and is cautioning consumers to talk to their doctors before they use energy drinks.

The agency has received 92 reports that cite illnesses, hospitalizations, and deaths after consumption of 5-Hour Energy. It has also received reports that cited the highly caffeinated Monster Energy Drink in five deaths and one nonfatal heart attack.

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