Medical Expert - Mary Claire O'Brien, M.D.

Area of Expertise: Alcohol and Energy Drinks
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Mary Claire O'Brien, M.D.

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Dr. O'Brien's groundbreaking research into alcohol and energy drinks has made her one of the nation's foremost experts on this topic. A board certified emergency physician with nearly 30 years of experience taking care of critically sick and injured patients, O'Brien's particular area of research interest is college alcohol use with emphasis on alcohol-related injury.

Keywords

alcohol, energy drinks, caffeine, college students, drinking, alcohol abuse, alcohol related injury, emergency medicine

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Alcoholic energy drinks have been making national headlines and four states to date have banned their sale following reports of blackouts and unsafe behaviors, especially among college students. These actions are encouraging to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center emergency physician Mary Claire O’Brien, M.D., who conducted groundbreaking research into the dangers of the manufactured drinks. 

Wake Forest Baptist Researcher Hopes for FDA Action Against Alcoholic Energy Drinks

Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center emergency physician Mary Claire O’Brien, M.D., who conducted groundbreaking research into the dangers of the manufactured alcoholic energy drinks, says the drinks are dangerous and their sale should be prohibited.

 

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