WKYT | Lexington, Kentucky | News

Urban Outfitters pulls pill-bottle shot glasses

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Political leaders in drug-plagued Kentucky say they're pleased that retailer Urban Outfitters has stopped selling flasks, shot glasses and pint glasses that look like prescription pill bottles.

The state's top leaders, including Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, had joined in a push to get the retailer to pull the items, saying they could encourage teens to misuse prescription meds.

Urban Outfitters said in a statement to The Courier-Journal of Louisville that it stopped selling the items because of a "misinterpretation."

The anti-drug group, The Partnership at Drugfree.org, initiated the push to try to get the shops to stop selling the items. Political leaders signed on last month in Kentucky where more people now die from drug overdoses than car wrecks.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 212206391