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King of Beers Among ER Patients: Budweiser

King of Beers Among ER Patients: Budweiser
Posted August 16th, 2013 @ 1:49pm by Arden Dier, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– The king of beers apparently reigns supreme in an area it may not want to rule over. In a pilot study of 105 people who were seeking treatment at a Baltimore ER and had been drinking, 15% named Budweiser as the alcoholic beverage they had consumed. That percentage stands in contrast to Bud's national market share: 9%. Others on the list in the small study included Steel Reserve, Colt 45, Bud Ice, and King Cobra, NBC Newsreports; 46% of patients named one of those beverages, though together they have just a 2.4% market share. (Vodka, gin, brandy, and cognac were also "overrepresented," notes NBC.)

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