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Food & Drug Administration probes deaths linked to "energy shots"

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POSTED: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 9:00am

UPDATED: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 9:04am

When Richard Perez was 41 years old, and very physically fit, he had a heart attack.

"No lie, I saw this white light and I was like ..." he said, shaking his head

Perez said that two times a day, for about five years, he gulped down the energy boost known as 5-Hour Energy.

The Food and Drug Administration is now investigating 13 deaths possibly linked to so-called "energy shots."

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