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Potential Caffeinated Toothbrush, Other Weird Items With Caffeine

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May 22, 2013
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With a Starbucks on every corner, the last thing Americans need is more caffeine. But Colgate might disagree. Rena Karefa-Johnson takes a look at the company's patent application for a toothbrush that can disburse caffeine and other chemicals, and looks at the most disgusting and delicious, wacky caffeinated products.


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3D Printed 'Toothbrush' Claims to Clean Teeth in Six Seconds

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Energy Drink Ban for Minors Urged by Doctors

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FDA Investigates Caffeinated Foods

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