Yes, it would appear that the product known as “AeroShot,” the brainchild of a Harvard professor who clearly loved cocaine in the 80s and a French chef who probably loves cocaine now, will be reviewed by the FDA despite its status as a dietary supplement:
AeroShot didn’t require FDA review before hitting the U.S. market because it’s sold as a dietary supplement. But New York’s U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said he met with FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg and she agreed to review the safety and legality of AeroShot.
“I am worried about how a product like this impacts kids and teens, who are particularly vulnerable to overusing a product that allows one to take hit after hit after hit, in rapid succession,” Schumer said.
Perpetual buzzkill Schumer “pressed the FDA in December to review AeroShot, saying he fears that it will be used as a club drug so that young people can keep going until they drop.” Yes, kids these days definitely use caffeine to enhance their experience at nightclubs, not ecstasy, ketamine, or oxy.
The shot of caffeine powder comes in a lipstick-sized canister which you inhale through the mouth (recommended usage–I’m looking at you, butt-chuggers!); the powder dissolves instantly, features as much caffeine as a large cup of coffee, and is fortified with vitamins.
Personally, rather than get the FDA involved, I feel that every retail location should simply have this video playing continuously by the display:
That should set those damn club kids straight. Look at what caffeine did to Jessie Spano!