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Matthew Davis quoted in ABC News story, “FDA May Ban Caffeine from Alcoholic Drinks”

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
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Dr. Matthew Davis was quoted in an ABC News story about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s expected ban of caffeine infused alcoholic beverages. A few states—including Michigan—have already banned these beverages, citing health and safety concerns.

"Though a lot of people are familiar with drinking a caffeinated beverage or an alcoholic beverage, few of them are familiar with drinking the combination," Davis told ABC News. "That combination is up to five beers at once in a single serving of a caffeinated alcoholic beverage and about the equivalent of one cup of coffee in terms of caffeine.

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