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Thu May 23, 2013

Bondi And Other Attorneys General Call On Urban Outfitters To Stop Prescription-like Products

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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi  is working with nearly half the states in the nation to put an end to a product line of Urban Outfitters that Bondi says contradicts efforts to combat prescription drug abuse.

In a letter to the company, Bondi says she along with 22 other attorneys General are calling on Urban Outfitters to stop selling products, like glasses, mugs, and drink holders, that mimic prescription pill bottles and prescription pads.

“Urban Outfitters, they’re a great store. And, they sell great clothes, jewelry to our teens and college age kids. We just find it in very poor taste when they’re selling shot glasses that are in the form of a prescription bottle, and it says ‘take one by mouth.’ And, then it says ‘quantity, take as many as you can stomach.’ We’re losing seven Floridians a day due to prescription drug abuse, and we, in no way, want to make light of this matter," Bondi told WFSU.

"So, that’s what we’re asking them to do, just become good corporate partners and pull this stuff off the shelf. We’re asking them to forgo a few sales to help us save a lot of lives.”

Bondi says she believes the company “will do the right thing” and take the product off its shelves. But, she says if that doesn’t happen, her next step is personally speaking to a company representative. Urban Outfitters has not yet responded to a request for comment.

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