Ore. AG wants 5-Hour Energy makers to prove advertising claims

Ore. AG wants 5-Hour Energy makers to prove advertising claims
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PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum wants the makers and marketers of 5-Hour Energy to prove they're not advertising false claims.

The Oregon Department of Justice filed papers in Multnomah County demanding the makers turn over unredacted data proving the energy drink's claims that its users don't experience a crash after consuming the caffeinated beverage and that some doctors even recommend it.

Oregon is one of several states leading an investigation into concerns over the energy drink's safety. A U.S. Department of Agriculture database lists 11 deaths in connection with the beverage and 92 reports of adverse incidents among consumers.

5-Hour Energy's manufacturers filed a suit in June of 2013 to block state investigators from receiving unredacted information on the claims.