FDA pulls 'Four Loko' off shelves

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Food and Drug Administration ordered that stores empty their stock of "Four Loko" and other caffeinated alcoholic drinks.

"Four Loko," sometimes called "blackout in a can," became notorious for providing a powerful alcoholic punch.

The effects were masked by the caffeine.

The drink has been blamed for several drunken driving accidents and for sending people to the hospital.

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