Twenty-three attorneys general addressed a letter to Urban Outfitters requesting the Philadelphia-headquartered chain to cease from selling novelty items that promote prescription drug abuse.
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi told The Miami Herald that their move is in line with the country’s fight against prescription drug abuse. While they do not have plans to push for any legal action against Urban Outfitters, the group wants the company to remove “Prescription Line” of glasses, coasters, mugs and drink holders from shelves.
Bondi and colleagues believe these products undermine federal and state efforts in ending a rampant problem and should therefore be stopped the soonest possible time.
“We are actively engaged in a campaign of environmental change to educate the public that abuse of prescription drugs is not safe simply because the medication originated from a doctor. By putting these highly recognizable labels on your products you are undermining our efforts,” the letter said.
Urban Outfitters, which targets 18 to 30-year-old customers, is known for selling edgy products, including a drinking novelties that look like pill bottles, boxes and pads. One of its products is emblazoned with a text that reads “TAKE ONE CAN BY MOUTH, REPEAT UNTIL INTOXICATED.” Another item lookes like a mock prescription of “BOOZEMIN” and bears the name of “Dr. Koholic, Al.”