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Tue June 18, 2013
Urban Outfitters Pulls Line Of Products Modeled After Pill Bottles
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Retailer Urban Outfitters has bowed to pressure from anti-drug groups and 24 attorneys general, including Kentucky AG Jack Conway, who’ve called for the company to stop selling flasks, shot glasses, and pint glasses that resemble prescription pill bottles.
The retailer, which has stores in Louisville and Cincinnati, has said it will discontinue the product lines.
In a news release, Conway praised the decision, saying Urban Outfitters is “doing the right thing by removing these tasteless products.”
Conway and others had complained that the products encouraged the mixing of alcohol and pills. Prescription drugs are the leading cause of accidental death in America. Drug overdoses account for more deaths annually in Kentucky than car crashes.