Due to a recent occurrence of student hospitalizations across the country,
a growingly popular alcoholic beverage among teens and college students is receiving scrutiny from both government agencies and university administrations.
Four Loko, a fruity flavored alcoholic energy drink, was banned in Michigan last week marking the first of what could be many statewide bans.
Washington state governor Chris Gregoire has said that the state's liquor control board intends to ban the sale of all caffeinated energy drinks this week after a young woman nearly died last month from consuming such beverages
The University of Rhode Island and Ramapo College in New Jersay have banned Four Loko from their campuses. An influx of Four Loko-related alcohol poisoning cases among their students this fall prompted Ramapo's decision.