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  posted on 5/7/2007 at 07:45 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/diet.fitness/05/07/energy.drink.ap/index.htm l
Cocaine energy drink pulled from shelves

HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) -- An energy drink called Cocaine has been pulled from stores nationwide amid concerns about its name, the company that produces it said Monday.

Clegg Ivey, a partner in Redux Beverages LLC of Las Vegas, Nevada, said the company plans to sell the drink under a new name for now.

The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter last month that said Redux was illegally marketing the drink as a street drug alternative and a dietary supplement. May 4 was the deadline for the company to respond.

The FDA cited as evidence the drink's labeling and Web site, which included the statements "Speed in a Can," "Liquid Cocaine" and "Cocaine -- Instant Rush." The company says Cocaine contains no drugs and is marketed as an energy drink. It has been sold since last August in at least a dozen states.

"Of course, we intended for Cocaine energy drink to be a legal alternative the same way that celibacy is an alternative to premarital sex," Ivey said. "It's not the same thing and no one thinks it is. Our product doesn't have any cocaine in it. No one thinks that it does. We think it is most likely legal in the United States to ship our product."

Ivey said the FDA did not order the company to stop marketing the drink, but officials were concerned about possible legal action. They will announce a new name within a week and hope to have the product back on store shelves within a few weeks.

"What we would like to do is continue to fight to keep the name because it's clearly the name that's the problem," Ivey said. "What we can't do is distribute our product when regulators in the states and the FDA are saying that if you do this, you could go to jail."

Attorneys general in Connecticut and Illinois recently announced that Redux had agreed to stop marketing Cocaine in those states, while a judge in Texas has halted distribution there.

"Our goal is to literally flush Cocaine down the drain across the nation," said Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who announced the company's agreement with his state Monday. "Our main complaint about Cocaine is its name and marketing strategy seeking to glorify illegal drug use and exploit the allure of marketing 'Speed in a Can,' as it called the product."

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection pulled 300 cases of Cocaine from state stores on April 23, saying Redux Beverages did not license the product as required by law.

As part of the agreement, Connecticut distributors and retailers can return unused product to Redux for a full refund.

A message seeking comment was left with an FDA spokeswoman.

Fans responded to the announcement that Redux would stop marketing Cocaine by leaving dozens of messages, many of them profanity-laced, on a page created for the product on the social networking site MySpace.com.

The energy drink is the first product marketed by Redux, which wants to keep the name Cocaine because it fits with the company's tongue-in-cheek approach, Ivey said.

"We like to think we have a great sense of humor," he said. "And our market, primarily folks from ages 20 to 30, they love the ideas, they love the name, they love the whole campaign. These are not drug users."

 

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  posted on 5/7/2007 at 07:55 PM
Besides.....this is the only REAL energy drink out there.....





 

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http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/diet.fitness/05/07/energy.drink.ap/index.htm l
Cocaine energy drink pulled from shelves

HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) -- An energy drink called Cocaine has been pulled from stores nationwide amid concerns about its name, the company that produces it said Monday.

Clegg Ivey, a partner in Redux Beverages LLC of Las Vegas, Nevada, said the company plans to sell the drink under a new name for now.

The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning letter last month that said Redux was illegally marketing the drink as a street drug alternative and a dietary supplement. May 4 was the deadline for the company to respond.

The FDA cited as evidence the drink's labeling and Web site, which included the statements "Speed in a Can," "Liquid Cocaine" and "Cocaine -- Instant Rush." The company says Cocaine contains no drugs and is marketed as an energy drink. It has been sold since last August in at least a dozen states.

"Of course, we intended for Cocaine energy drink to be a legal alternative the same way that celibacy is an alternative to premarital sex," Ivey said. "It's not the same thing and no one thinks it is. Our product doesn't have any cocaine in it. No one thinks that it does. We think it is most likely legal in the United States to ship our product."

Ivey said the FDA did not order the company to stop marketing the drink, but officials were concerned about possible legal action. They will announce a new name within a week and hope to have the product back on store shelves within a few weeks.

"What we would like to do is continue to fight to keep the name because it's clearly the name that's the problem," Ivey said. "What we can't do is distribute our product when regulators in the states and the FDA are saying that if you do this, you could go to jail."

Attorneys general in Connecticut and Illinois recently announced that Redux had agreed to stop marketing Cocaine in those states, while a judge in Texas has halted distribution there.

"Our goal is to literally flush Cocaine down the drain across the nation," said Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who announced the company's agreement with his state Monday. "Our main complaint about Cocaine is its name and marketing strategy seeking to glorify illegal drug use and exploit the allure of marketing 'Speed in a Can,' as it called the product."

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection pulled 300 cases of Cocaine from state stores on April 23, saying Redux Beverages did not license the product as required by law.

As part of the agreement, Connecticut distributors and retailers can return unused product to Redux for a full refund.

A message seeking comment was left with an FDA spokeswoman.

Fans responded to the announcement that Redux would stop marketing Cocaine by leaving dozens of messages, many of them profanity-laced, on a page created for the product on the social networking site MySpace.com.

The energy drink is the first product marketed by Redux, which wants to keep the name Cocaine because it fits with the company's tongue-in-cheek approach, Ivey said.

"We like to think we have a great sense of humor," he said. "And our market, primarily folks from ages 20 to 30, they love the ideas, they love the name, they love the whole campaign. These are not drug users."



New name hummmmmmm. Lets see. Rock,Crack,White Sister, The LADY,Housewrecker, Wifes best friend,Lost my Job,Sex,The S$1T,Morning Glory just to name a few?

Anyone else with a new company name?

[Edited on 5/8/2007 by warjag]

 

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  posted on 5/7/2007 at 08:04 PM
If you want to get down...down on the ground...Back pain!

 

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  posted on 5/7/2007 at 08:13 PM
I'm afraid to try that - I might drown!
 

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  posted on 5/7/2007 at 08:51 PM


"red balls - it's like cocaine in a can!"

 

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  posted on 5/7/2007 at 09:02 PM
I never really liked the stuff but I loved the way it smelled!

 

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  posted on 5/7/2007 at 11:28 PM
Damn. I'll never get to say "Cocaine is a hell of a drink!"

 

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  posted on 5/8/2007 at 01:01 AM
WHy not call it Crank?

 

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  posted on 5/8/2007 at 02:50 AM
I tried cocaine twice, but it was too difficult trying to get the bottle out of nose....

 

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  posted on 5/8/2007 at 07:48 AM
Gee Pat Travers was doing this in the seventies ...

 

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  posted on 5/8/2007 at 07:51 AM
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I never really liked the stuff but I loved the way it smelled!


oh my


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New name hummmmmmm. Lets see. Rock,Crack,White Sister, The LADY,Housewrecker, Wifes best friend,Lost my Job,Sex,The S$1T,Morning Glory just to name a few? Anyone else with a new company name?



"the worlds most expensive soda"

i wonder if they sell it in grams.....




 

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  posted on 5/8/2007 at 08:42 AM
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I never really liked the stuff but I loved the way it smelled!


Was'nt that a Rodney Dangerfield quote " I can't stand the taste of cocaine , but I don't mind the smell "

 

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  posted on 5/8/2007 at 09:13 AM
You know I hate to be the party pooper here. And believe me at one time I could appreciate the jokes. I could even add a few cute ones myself, but ... after seeing several friends lifes totally ruined, a couple of close friends imprisoned, and at least one acquaintance dead from cocaine. Not only that but having two family members addicted to crack. One living on the street and the other simply making their parents lives a living hell. I just don't see any humor. Not only that but whoever thought this gimmick up should be horse whipped within an inch of his life and then have his balls kicked for good measure. Just my .02. Carry on ...

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 02:33 AM
I had a family member who was Horse Whipped within 2 inches of his life
and I myself have been Kicked in the Balls! Chucks right....Not Funny!
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I had a family member who was Horse Whipped within 2 inches of his life
and I myself have been Kicked in the Balls! Chucks right....Not Funny!
There will be No More Laughter on this Site!


i dont have balls but have been kicked square in the jaw by the very same shiat and if i dont laugh about it i'll likely cry!

been there, done that, seems like i still do it every now and again to remind myself WHY i don't do it anymore

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 02:12 PM
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"Of course, we intended for Cocaine energy drink to be a legal alternative the same way that celibacy is an alternative to premarital sex"


Huh?!?!?! Time to get a publicist, dude. You really should not be speaking on behalf of your company. I mean, if the 'Cocaine drink' is to Cocaine as Celibacy is to Sex, then who the hell wants to drink it????


BTW - Don't they already have a drink out there called, "Amphetamine"? Thought I saw it on a shelf. Personally, I'll stick to Dunkin' coffee.




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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 02:26 PM
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To me that crap tastes like Alka Seltzer with salt and sugar added. Reminds me of that Zuma crap that was all the rage a couple of years back. Totally gross. The equivalent of fingers against the chalkboard to my taste buds.

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 02:29 PM
Do they sell it in eight balls instead of six packs?

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 03:04 PM
Well having had a few problems with chemical abuse myself and losing friends to drug overdoses it in reality is not funny but if ya can't laugh then all ya can do is cry!

No offense to anyone but I never heard of a joke killing anyone.

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 03:18 PM
By the way, Chris, the lyrics are, "If your day is done, and you wanna run....cocaine."

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 03:23 PM
no no no!

its "if the day is done and you wanna ride on....cocaine"

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 03:23 PM
then he goes on to sing something like "She does lines, she does lines she does lines.....of cocaine"

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 03:35 PM
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LMAO

 

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