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Friday, June 21, 2013

Urban Outfitters Will Remove Rx Products

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That battle against Urban Outfitters and their products that promote drugs and alcohol was a victory. On Friday, the company announced that it will discontinue selling products that promote prescription drug abuse. Public health groups, state attorneys general, and legislators have been pushing for this in the recent months due to Urban Outfitters appeal to America’s youth.

Urban Outfitters has been selling pint glasses, flasks, and shot glasses that look like prescription pill bottles.

The Partnership at Drugfree.org suggested that consumers contact Urban Outfitters and ask them to cease selling products that promote prescription drug and alcohol use. The Chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Hal Rogers, urged Urban Outfitters to stop selling the products.

In late May, 23 attorneys general sent a letter to Urban Outfitters CEO and Chairman Richard A. Hayne.

The American Association of Poison Control Centers and 57 local poison centers contacted Urban Outfitters last week, asking them to discontinue such products.

In a statement, Urban Outfitters said, “In the 20,000 products that comprise our assortment, there are styles that represent humor, satire, and hyperbole. In this extensive range of product we recognize that from time to time there may be individual items that are misinterpreted by people who are not our customer. As a result of this misinterpretation we are electing to discontinue these few styles from our current product offering.”
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