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A Senator Is Trying to Get Powdered Alcohol Banned by the FDA

By / 05.04.14

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New York senator Charles Schumer—who successfully pulled the caffeinated Four Loko from New York shelves four years ago #RIP—has now turned his attention to the powdered alcohol “Palcohol.” The politician wants the freeze-dried vodka banned, because one day, he says, it could be “the Kool-Aid of teenage binge drinking.”

From the New York Post:

“Palcohol can be easily concealed and brought into concerts, school dances and sporting events,” Schumer said. “It can be sprinkled on food and even snorted.

“I’m calling on the food and drug administration, the FDA, to immediately step in, investigate Palcohol based on its obvious health risks, and prohibit this ludicrous product from going to market.”

Palcohol was initially approved by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau last month, before the feds said they had screwed up and accidentally given the product a green light. (Still not sure how you screw that up.) The company says it’ll submit its proposal soon—but it could be DOA if Schumer has his way.

[H/T: NY Post]


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