Alcohol, caffeine, beverages: Caffeinated alcoholic drinks under scrutiny after Four Loko inciden...

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Ken Briggs, a professor at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash., displays a can of Four Loko. Full Story
Denny in Lavaca

Fort Smith, AR

#1 Oct 27, 2010
This is interesting however I'd like to know what the total sales is of the company that manufacture this drink and how many people have been sickened in the other 49 states. This may not so much be the drink but rather a particular lot or just a particular local in Washington state.
Just a Girl

Springdale, AR

#2 Oct 27, 2010
A handful of white kids get sick and everyone is scrambling to BAN such a "dangerous product" from the market.

Seriously people, it was 10 kids. 9 girls and 1 guy who ended up in the hospital. For being stupid. Chug 4 non-caffeinated beers or take 4 shots in a row and anyone will end up sick. 10 people... out of thousands who drink this all over the country, every weekend.

This is exactly what happened with K2 here in NWA. A few stupid kids got sick and ruined it for the rest of us.

The government should just go ahead and kill us all since they're taking away all our rights any way.
Charles T

Greensboro, NC

#3 Oct 27, 2010
They are kids that simply partied wayyy to hard. You can't blame a cheap malt liquor beverage infused with caffiene for them acting like idiots and consuming that much alcohol. If you chug 4 x four lokos and do shots of tequila in the span of an hour, of course you are going to be fucked up.
I have been drinking redbull/vodkas for years, even binge drinking and mixing various shots. Give me a break, the FDA is just trying to steal more money by regulating everything.
Tom

Memphis, TN

#4 Oct 28, 2010
Where can you buy this Loko drink in the Fort Smith area? I gotta try these!!!
The Truth

Tulsa, OK

#5 Oct 28, 2010
"students admitted drinking vodka, rum and beer with Four Loko" That is from the real news article in Washington. What do you expect? You can't blame Four Loko for stupidity on the part of dumb kids. The question that nobody is asking.... "Who bought the alcohol" is nowhere to be found. Welcome to the National Big Brother Nanny State.

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