Feds Rescind Powdered Alcohol Approval

The federal government had approved the just-add-water cocktails earlier this month in error.
1:51 | 04/22/14

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powdered alcohol. It's a new product that is just add water cocktails in tiny pouches. Now, the alcohol agency is reversing the decision. What is this product exactly? It's powdered alcohol. The company says that initially they would be marketing packets that were rum, vodka, mixed drinks. You add water. And you have equivalent of a mixed drink. Why the reversal here? It's not clear why the government reversed this. But I think this would probably be the worst thing to happen for underage drinking since the fake I.D. Imagine trying to police any event and check kids or adults. About the equivalent of cool-aid powder. A new study shows that codeine is being prescribe D 500 thousand times a year? There are safer alternatives. Some children don't process the drug properly and can overdose with a typical dose. The other is it's prescribed for two things. For cough. And there's better alternatives for treating cough. Such as plain, dark honey app and for pain. Simple ib pro fee, better than codeine. If your child is given this, ask why. It's not something your child should ever have. There's safer ways to go. Doctors have to hear the message and stop prescribing. Rich Besser, thanks very much.

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