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New York Doctors Report on Dangers of Four Loko

A report by doctors at New York’s Bellevue Hospital describes how 11 young people—10 of them under the legal drinking age of 21—were rushed to the emergency room after drinking the “alcopop” Four Loko. Some of the patients ended up in potentially deadly situations, according to NY1. One patient fell onto the subway tracks, another was unconscious at school, and a third was found alone in a park.
Four Loko and similar fruit-flavored alcoholic beverages contained caffeine at the time of the incidents. Last November, the Food and Drug Administration warned the makers of seven caffeinated alcoholic drinks, including Four Loko, that…