Four Loko alcoholic drink to lose caffeine jolt

WASHINGTON (AP) - November 16, 2010

Phusion Projects said in a statement posted on its website Tuesday that the company will remove caffeine and two other ingredients from its products going forward.

The statement by the company's three co-founders says they are taking this step after unsuccessfully trying to deal with what they called "a difficult and politically-charged regulatory environment at both the state and federal levels."

The statement did not mention several recent incidents in which students were hospitalized after drinking the beverage. The drink has been banned in four states.

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