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Not what the doctor ordered: Urban Outfitters under fire for prescription shotglasses

Posted By CAROLINE LEE, UPI.com   |   May 7, 2013 at 5:00 PM   |   Comments

May 7 (UPI) -- A line of drinkware sold at popular retailer Urban Outfitters has drawn criticism for what some say make prescription drug abuse look glamorous.

WOAI in San Antonio says the drinkware, which includes flasks and shotglasses made to look like prescription pill bottles, has led to a petition on Drugfree.org.

A study Drugfree.org released earlier this year says that one in four teenagers have misused a prescription drug at least once -- and critics say that the glasses and flasks only further the idea. Urban Outfitters' marketing targets teenagers, who often are susceptible to prescription drug abuse.

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