WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Sherrod Brown will meet today with families of two young men who died after overdosing on powdered caffeine, then will present a petition from the families and others to the federal government asking for the bulk powdered stimulant to be banned for retail sale.
The family of Logan Stiner, an 18-year-old from LaGrange, Ohio, who died in May, will also meet with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to that agency.
Stiner was a senior about to graduate from Keystone High School. He was believed to have used powdered caffeine as a workout stimulant. Police found a bag of powdered caffeine next to his body, and a medical examiner determined that Stiner had taken more than a teaspoon, many times more than the recommended dose.
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