Urban Outfitters pulls product line that mimics pill bottles

clove@herald-leader.comJune 18, 2013 

Retailer Urban Outfitters will stop selling flasks, shot glasses and pint glasses that look like prescription pill bottles in response to protests from anti-drug groups and 24 attorneys general, including Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway.

The popular teen retailer, which has stores in Cincinnati and Louisville, said it will discontinue its Prescription line because of "misinterpretation."

Conway, in a news release, said Urban Outfitters is "doing the right thing by removing these tasteless products."

"I hope Urban Outfitters will continue to support our efforts to educate the public, and teens in particular, about the deadly consequences of prescription drug abuse," Conway said.

Prescription drugs are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and a new survey by The Partnership at Drugfree.org found that one in four teens have misused or abused a prescription drug.

In Kentucky, more people now die each year from drug overdoses than from car accidents.

Cameron Love: (859) 231-1424. Twitter: @heraldleader.

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