Ramapo College President Peter Mercer is calling it a toxic beverage, and several other New Jersey universities are banning it from campus. You can get a 23 oz. can for $2.50. It’s Four Loko, the alcohol-energy drink.
Rider, Drew and Dickinson universities have instituted policies to ban the beverage from campus and/or severly punish students caught drinking it, the Associated Press reports.
In an effort to stay one step ahead, the makers of Four Loko have decided to remove the caffeine from the drink after a warning from the FDA about the potentialy dangerous effects of the beverage.
WHYY reporter Carolyn Beeler is chasing this story today as part of our Health & Science coverage. Tell us what information you want about Four Loko and bans on it.
Feed the Feed: Is banning Four Loko at colleges an effective regulatory tactic?