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Lazy Cakes

Not Really Food? The Case of Lazy Cakes and Relaxation Drinks

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 10.08.2011 | Healthy Living
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

When drugs are marketed as foods, people can get hurt. That's what the FDA concluded about Lazy Cakes, a melatonin-laced brownie sold as "adults only" but marketed to kids and teens.

Why These Brownies Could Be Dangerous

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 10.02.2011 | Food

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration has warned the manufacturer of melatonin-laced brownies called "Lazy Larry" that the government conside...

Sleep in a Can

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 09.10.2011 | Food
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Despite the fears of scientists and clinicians, the legal loophole of "herbals" allowing relaxation drinks to be marketed as safe foods is presently big enough for an Imperial Roman Army to march though.

Mayors Seek Ban On Melatonin-Laced 'Lazy Cakes'

Posted 07.17.2011 | Food

If you're looking for a chocolate dessert that doubles as a sleep aid (who isn't?), perhaps you've found your answer in "Lazy Cakes." These melatonin-...