Update: Stop Urban Outfitters From Selling Products that Promote Prescription Drug Abuse

Thanks to you, we are gaining momentum to put a stop to Urban Outfitters selling products made to look like prescription pill bottles!

U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY) has sent a letter directly to Richard A. Hayne, CEO and Chairman of Urban Outfitters, encouraging him to “remove these items from the shelves immediately so as not to contribute to this epidemic.”

Along with Rogers, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway, who co-chairs the Substance Abuse Committee of the National Association of Attorneys General, has joined the effort.

In just the past few days, various media outlets have brought this to the public’s attention, including ABC News, Associated PressThe Huffington Post, News 4 WOAI, UPI and more!

We’re not done, because we still haven’t received a response from Urban Outfitters.

Please take the time to tweet your plea. Here are some sample tweets: 

Join me in stopping @UrbanOutfitters from selling products that promote teen Rx drug abuse. http://ow.ly/kQbJm #endmedicineabuse

Help stop @UrbanOutfitters from selling products that promote teen Rx abuse. http://ow.ly/kQbJm #endmedicineabuse

If you can’t tweet, we encourage you to invite your family, friends and colleagues to sign and share the Facebook Causes Petition today.



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    Richard Solomon

    May 11, 2013 at 7:07 AM

    I have 30+ years of experience working with adolescent and adults who abuse prescription medicines, drugs, and/or alcohol. Thus, I know from firsthand experience the damage that the misuse of prescription meds can cause.

    I sent Urban Outfitters an email objecting to these products. I hope other treatment professionals will do likewise.

    I plan to encourage my Rep in Congress and my two Senators to do likewise.

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    May 10, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    try not to think of this as urban outfitters trivializing Rx drug abuse, rather think of it as emphasising that alcolhol is also a drug, with simmilar negative side effects related to its abuse. I don’t particulary have a problem with this line of products

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    Christine Tatum

    May 10, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    Thanks so much for speaking up about this and encouraging others to do the same. Please don’t limit your complaints to Urban Outfitters’ sales of products made to look like prescription drug bottles. Take a look at the clothes branded with marijuana leaves that they’re pushing this season. Soooo stylish, all of this is, of course: http://drthurstone.com/urban-outfitters-is-irresponsible

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    May 9, 2013 at 5:16 PM

    How about going after the modern day drug pushers? Your doctor. Or the modern day drug cartels? Big Pharma. Or how about the biggest illegal drug smuggler, the US government. Do you know why the US military is in Afghanistan? To guard/co-opt the biggest heroin producer on the planet, to fund their covert wars. The CIA started the crack epidemic in the US. Check out “meet me in Mena”.

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