FDA may ban energy drinks

FDA may ban energy drinks

Nov 16, 2010
By dvm360.com staff

Relax—the energy drink you use to get through the day at your veterinary practice probably isn't on the potential banned list. And if it is, you might just deserve to be banned from the practice. That’s because drinks like Four Loko or Joose contain generous amounts of alcohol along with heaps of caffeine.

While the FDA investigates prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages with caffeine additives, one state has already made a decision. New York Gov. David Paterson has said the drinks would be banned in his state.

Of course, consuming alcohol on the job is not acceptable But what about caffeine? Could downing copious amounts of caffeine count as reckless behavior? Check out the related links below to see why one study recommends a coffee buzz while working and another doesn’t.

Proceedings papers for techs

The very best behavior advice for new puppy owners (Proceedings)

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The entire hospital staff should play a role in the counseling of new puppy owners.

The technician's role creating a behavior centered veterinary practice (Proceedings)

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A focus on pet behavior in the veterinary clinic is an excellent practice builder.

Trying times--dealing with canine adolescent dog (Proceedings)

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A behavior wellness exam is an opportunity to check up on a pet’s behavioral health and answer any related questions a client may have.

Enriching geriatric patients' lives (Proceedings)

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An important time for practices to include a behavioral exam is when a pet becomes a senior.

Tubes and tracheas--all about endotracheal tubes and lesions in difficult intubations (Proceedings)

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Endotracheal tubes are usually made from silicone, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic or red rubber.