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Thu June 20, 2013
Urban Outfitters Pulls Pill Glasses
Political leaders in drug-plagued Kentucky say they're pleased that retailer Urban Outfitters has stopped selling flasks, shot glasses and pint glasses that look like prescription pill bottles. The state's top leaders, including Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, had joined in a push to get the retailer to pull the items, saying they could encourage teens to misuse prescription meds.
Urban Outfitters said in a statement to The Courier-Journal of Louisville that it stopped selling the items because of a "misinterpretation." The anti-drug group, The Partnership at Drugfree.org, initiated the push to try to get the shops to stop selling the items. Political leaders signed on last month in Kentucky where more people now die from drug overdoses than car wrecks.