Urban Outfitters’ Decision to Halt Sales of Prescription Drug-Themed Paraphernalia Draws Praise
The Partnership at Drugfree.org has issued a statement saying popular teen and young adult retailer Urban Outfitters has done the right thing in discontinuing its line of prescription medicine -themed products that made things like flasks and shot glasses appear to have a medical prescription label on them.
Urban Outfitters issued a statement to CNN on June 14 that read; “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.”
The products caused a stir after they attracted the attention of anti-drug and addiction organizations in the country, including The Partnership at Drugfree.org, whose president and CEO Steve Pasierb said of Urban Outfitters’ decision; “On behalf of The Partnership at Drugfree.org, our partners and the families across the country affected by the issue of prescription drug misuse and abuse, we commend Urban Outfitters for doing the right thing by discontinuing the sale of these products from their current offerings.”
The Partnership at Drugfree.org had enlisted the help of politicians and parents to convince Urban Outfitters to cease the product line and called it a “win for families.”
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