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Man dies of caffeine overdose

morgan_greywolf (835522) writes | more than 3 years ago

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morgan_greywolf (835522) writes "A British man died after poisoning himself with two spoonfuls of caffeine powder bought over the internet, local media reported Friday.

Michael Lee Bedford, 23, from Mansfield, central England, was at a party in April when he swallowed caffeine powder that a friend bought online for £3.29 ($5.26), Nottingham Coroner’s Court heard Thursday.

He washed the powder down with an energy drink, and around 15 minutes later began sweating and vomiting blood. He later died at King’s Mill Hospital in Nottinghamshire, central England, the Nottingham Post reported."

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Deadly, deadly deadly on the label label label (1)

bigredradio (631970) | more than 3 years ago | (#34101458)

After reading the article (shocking I know), it would appear that the labeling was not all that great. Noting that this product will KILL YOU if you take too much would be a good idea.

hmmm (1)

Schmyz (1265182) | more than 3 years ago | (#34101538)

so the next time you see the flyer for the rave at the local starbucks...think twice.

Kid from Mansfield does something daft; news at 11 (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34102314)

Basically, Mansfield is our Florida.

-- anon (from over the border in Derbyshire)

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