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State Attorneys General reach agreements with Anheuser-Busch Co. and MillerCoors Co. to discontinue AED products

In 2008, State Attorneys General, including California Attorney General Brown, initiated investigations of Tilt and Bud Extra, produced by Anheuser-Busch, and Sparks, produced by MillerCoors. The investigations led to voluntary agreements with the two companies to remove caffeine and other stimulants from their products.

State Attorneys General lead successful campaign to remove Spykes AED from the market

Anheuser-Busch introduced Spykes, an AED with 12% alcohol content packaged in two ounce containers with various fruit flavors such as Hot Melons and Spicy Lime.  Twenty-nine State Attorneys General sent a letter to Anheuser Busch calling on the company to discontinue sales of the product because of concerns regarding its appeal to youth.  The company discontinued sales of Spykes following the receipt of the letter, extensive adverse press coverage, and opposition from health and consumer groups.

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