ABA disappointed with AMA's support of energy drink ad ban

06/18/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

The American Medical Association has called for a ban on marketing highly caffeinated energy drinks such as Monster and Red Bull to minors. They warn that consumption can lead to heart problems and emergency room visits. ABA spokeswoman Maureen Beach said, "We are disappointed that the American Medical Association passed this resolution. Leading energy drink companies also voluntarily display total caffeine amounts -- from all sources -- on their packages, as well as an advisory statement indicating that the product is not intended (or recommended) for children."

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