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Woman sues Monster, claims energy drinks killed husband

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KANSAS CITY, MO (WFLA) - A Kansas City woman is suing Monster Energy Drink after the death of her husband.

Heather Felts claims her husband Shane died after drinking one energy drink a day for just two weeks, the NBC affiliate KSHB in Kansas City says.

She says her husband believed he was consuming the beverage to gain energy, and two weeks later he was dead.

According to KSHB, the lawsuit claims Monster Energy Drink markets itself as a healthy product - a dietary supplement - but is really nothing more than a dangerous pharmaceutical stimulant. They say the FDA does not regulate caffeine content in energy drinks because they are considered dietary supplements.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest asked the FDA for new warning labels for risk of heart attacks, convulsion, and other possible side effects.

"Due to the fraud and deceit alleged, Shane Felts suffered serious injuries culminating in his death," the lawsuit states, according to KSHB.

The FDA says since 2004 a total of 34 deaths have been linked to different energy drinks.

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