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Drink name controversy

By: Natasha Smith

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THE US government has ordered all shops carrying an energy drink, Cocaine, to remove them with immediate effect after the name caused concern among consumers. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that the company, Redux, was illegally marketing the drink as a street drug alternative as well as a dietary supplement. The company said that the drink will be renamed and redistributed, but assured the public that at no point did the drink contain any cocaine. The FDA used statements taken from the website, including “speed in a can” and “Cocaine – Instant Rush”, to stop Redux from using the name.

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