An editorial published in Annals of Internal Medicine and supported by health officials urges banning the sale of powdered alcohol, also known as Palcohol. Although the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved the version of Palcohol now sold and distributed in the United States, officials are citing lack of data and potential for misuse as reasons for banning the substance. Palcohol contains 55% alcohol and becomes liquid alcohol with the addition of water. The Baltimore City Health Department and its local health officials urge physicians and leaders within the public health field to highlight potential dangers for the product.
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