Local/Regional News
4:43 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Ky. Officeholders Join Chorus Denouncing Urban Outfitters

FRANKFORT, Ky. - U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers is calling on Urban Outfitters to
stop selling flasks, shot glasses and pint glasses that look like prescription
pill bottles.

Rogers, the Kentucky Republican who chairs the House Appropriations Committee,
charged that the products trivialize the pain and suffering of people struggling
with addiction. He said he fears the sale of the items could lead to an increase
in prescription overdose deaths and called for them to be removed from store
shelves.
 
Urban Outfitters didn't immediately respond to a phone call and email seeking
comment.
 
Rogers represents a largely rural area of Kentucky where prescription
painkiller abuse has reached epidemic proportions.