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Energy drink-linked deaths could impact NZ [news]

A spate of US deaths linked to Monster Energy drinks could speed up a trans-Tasman review of caffeinated drinks and see caffeine limits slashed in New Zealand. The United States Food and Drug Administration is investigating the safety of energy drinks after receiving reports of five deaths and a non-fatal heart attack after drinking Monster Energy. One 14-year-old girl drank two 700mL cans in the 24 hours before suffering a fatal cardiac arrest in December last year.