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Michigan company comments on alleged product-related deaths


FARMINGTON HILLS (WKZO) -- A statement from Farmington Hills-based Living Essentials, distributor of 5-Hour Energy drinks says the company is "unaware of any deaths proven to have been caused by the consumption of 5-Hour Energy."

According to the Food and Drug Administraion over the past four years the deaths of 13 people may have been connected to consumption of the drinks. There have been reports of 92 adverse reactions to the drink including 32 hospitalizations.

The company's statement also says "It is important to note that submitting a serious adverse event report to the FDA, according the agency itself, is not construed by FDA as an admission that the dietary supplement was involved, caused or contributed to the adverse event being reported."