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AG Calls For Removal Of Urban Outfitter’s ‘Prescription Line,’ Saying Products Make Light Of Prescription Drug Problems

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine requested Wednesday that the Urban Outfitters stop selling its “Prescription Line.” Get details.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine wants Urban Outfitters retail chains to quit selling its “Prescription Line” of glasses, coasters, mugs and drink holders.

DeWine said he no longer wants to see them sold, because they look like prescription pill bottles and prescription pads.

“People die from accidental drug overdoses in this state every day, and these products make light of the problem,” DeWine said. “We don’t find these products funny at all.”

A letter addressed to Urban Outfitters CEO Richard Hayne Wednesday from DeWine asked that he remove the products from store shelves.

Twenty-two other attorneys general also signed the letter.

In the letter, the attorneys general said that the highly recognizable labels on the products undermine efforts to educate the general public about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

A copy of the letter sent to Hayne as well as photos of the “Prescription Line” can be found on the Ohio Attorney General’s website here.

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