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NM Poison Center joins FDA in warning about caffeine powder

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to avoid powdered caffeine products, following the death of an Ohio teenager last spring. Dr. Steven Seifert, medical director of the New Mexico Poison Center at the UNM Health Sciences Center, warns that the powder can be nearly 100 percent caffeine, making even small amounts dangerous to consume.

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