Teen's caffeine overdose highlights concerns over powder's potential popularity, health risks

July 20, 2014 1:05 AM

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Teen's caffeine overdose highlights concerns over powder's potential popularity, health risks

The Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid pure powdered caffeine sold on the Internet after Logan Stiner died after consuming it. Even a teaspoon of the powder could be lethal — it is equivalent to 25 cups of coffee.

COLUMBUS — The sudden death of a healthy high school senior has ramped up attention on unregulated caffeine powder, leading federal health authorities to warn consumers to stay away from the substance.

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