Urban Outfitters 'Prescription Line' criticized: Attorneys General want it stopped
10:27 AM, May 23, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -
Urban Outfitters is being asked by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and other attorneys general around the country to end its "Prescription Line" of glasses, drink holders, coasters and other items intended to look similar to prescription drug labels and pads.
The Florida Attorney General on her state website says, 'Profiting from a ‘prescription line' that is contrary to Florida's efforts to combat prescription drug overdoses and drinking is unacceptable. We are calling on Urban Outfitters to forgo a few sales and help us save a lot of lives.'
The Attorneys General in their letter to Urban Outfitters says the abuse of prescription drugs has become an epidemic.
Prescription drugs, according to the attorneys general, contribute to thousands of deaths each month from accidental overdoses.