They go by names like "Rockstar", "Monster" and "Full Throttle." They promise to make you "feel good". Some of their commercials have even featured cute little cartoon characters.
Given all that, why would anyone would accuse energy drink companies of marketing to kids?
The Senate Commerce Committee called executives from Rockstar, Red Bull and Monster to Capitol Hill Wednesday for a hearing on whether their companies are intentionally targeting young people.
Health industry experts were also called in to testify about the potential side effects of too much caffeine on anyone under the age of 18.
Dr. William Spencer, a legislator from Suffolk County, New York, successfully stopped energy drinks from sending free samples to kids in his county. Spencer...| read more ››