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Urban Outfitters removes product line at request of AGs

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FRANKFORT, KY (FOX19) -

The "Prescription Product" line will be discontinued from national retail company, Urban Outfitters, following a plea from 24 Attorney Generals last month, including Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine and Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway. 

Products in the line include clothing, pint glasses, shot glasses and flasks made to look like prescription bottles. 

Urban Outfitters is popular with teens, raising a number of eyebrows from public officials, concerned citizens, and organizations, including the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Partnership at Drugfree.org. 

The Attorney Generals say that the line "undermines" national efforts to prevent abuse of prescription drugs in a letter to Urban Outfitters CEO & Chairman, Richard A. Haynes. 

In a recent statement to the media, Urban Outfitters announced that the line would be halted to due to its "misconception." 

Prescription drugs are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States according to a new national survey by The Partnership at Drugfree.org.  The survey finds that one in four teens have misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime.

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