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Anheuser-Busch out of energy

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The beer giant will discontinue alcoholic-energy drinks Tilt and Bud Extra and will no longer manufacture caffeine-containing alcoholic beverages. A-B intends to reformulate both products without caffeine or other stimulants metabolized as caffeine. Officials in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, New Mexico, New York and Ohio say the firm made misleading health-related claims about the product ("The Tan Sheet" June 23, 2008, p. 3). California Attorney General Jerry Brown says A-B failed to disclose potential consequences of combining caffeine and alcohol, according to a June 26 release...

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