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FDA Issues Warning to Maker of Inhalable Caffeine

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Several weeks ago I wrote about a new product known as "inhalable caffeine" and some lawmakers' concerns over whether it would become the next club drug to keep party-goers going even after consuming dangerously large amounts of alcohol. The creator of the product known as "Aeroshot" argued that there was nothing dangerous about it and that these responses were typical reactions to new products on the market. However, the Food and Drug Administration seems to think otherwise and recently issued a warning to the maker.

Specifically, the FDA sent a letter to Breathable Foods, the manufacturer, stating that it had reviewed the company's website and that it had determined that the product was misbranded and that there were further safety concerns for its use. For example, the product's label states that it is not suitable for children under 12, suggesting that the product is safe for those 12 and older. The FDA also has concerns over the safety of inhaling caffeine into the lungs.

In response, Breathable Foods released a statement that caffeine isn't actually inhaled into the lungs with the AeroShot and that label changes of the product were underway. They also stated that AeroShot is not suitable for people under 18 or for use with alcohol.