A recent autopsy found that 18-year-old wrestler Logan Stiner had a lethal amount of caffeine in his system when he died.
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The federal Food and Drug Administration said Friday it's investigating caffeine powder and will consider taking regulatory action.Stiner, a wrestler, had more than 70 micrograms of caffeine per milliliter of blood in his system, as much as 23 times the amount found in a typical coffee or soda drinker, according to the county coroner.Caffeine powder is sold as a dietary supplement, so it's not subject to the same federal regulations as certain caffeinated foods.A mere 1/16th of a teaspoon can contain about 200 milligrams of caffeine, roughly the equivalent of two large cups of coffee.Over a week or so this month, the center took reports of three people who were hospitalized for misusing caffeine powder.A full teaspoon of caffeine powder could contain 3,200 milligrams of caffeine.Back in Ohio, the superintendent of the district where Stiner attended school plans to take steps of his own. He wants to add the dangers of caffeine powder to drug and alcohol awareness programs.
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