Navigation Links
America’s Local Poison Centers Urge Urban Outfitters to Stop Selling Products Designed to Resemble Prescription Medicine Bottles
Date:6/10/2013

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) June 10, 2013

The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and America’s 57 local poison centers are urging the retailer Urban Outfitters to stop selling its line of products designed to look like prescription medicine bottles.

Urban Outfitters, a national retail store popular with teens, sells pint glasses, flasks and shot glasses made to look like prescription pill bottles. Poison experts say these products unfortunately make light of prescription drug misuse.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls the problem of prescription painkiller overdoses a “public health epidemic,” as about 15,000 people in the U.S. die every year from overdoses involving prescription painkillers.

In 2011, local poison centers managed 209,909 cases of exposures to painkillers. Of those, 21,752 were teens ages 13 to 19.

“America’s poison centers are asking Urban Outfitters to show their commitment to safeguarding the health of their customers by removing these products from their stores and website immediately,” said AAPCC President Marsha Ford, MD, FACMT, FACEP.

Text of today’s letter to Urban Outfitters follows:

June 10, 2013

Richard A. Hayne, CEO and Chairman
Urban Outfitters, Inc.
5000 South Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19112-1495

Dear Mr. Hayne:

We are writing on behalf of America’s 57 local poison centers to urge Urban Outfitters to stop selling its line of products designed to look like prescription medicine bottles. Unfortunately, these products promote the misuse and abuse of painkillers.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, overdose deaths from prescription painkillers have skyrocketed in recent years. About 15,000 people die every year of overdoses involving prescription painkillers. In 2010, one in 20 people 12 and older reported using prescription painkillers fo
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. America’s Sole Proprietors are Independent, Confident and Often Uninsured
2. Jolie Ravioli, America’s Original and Number #1 Selling Children’s Ravioli Now Ready for Distributors, Brokers and Retailers
3. ReNew Life, America’s #1 Probiotic Brand, Introduces a High-Potency Probiotic Uniquely Formulated for Women
4. hCGTreatments / Diet Doc hCG Diets & Weight Loss Plans Targets America’s Teen Obesity Epidemic With Recently Improved hCG Diet Plans
5. DSM-5 and Personality Disorders: The Asheville Jung Center Explores More of America’s Trending Disorders
6. DSM-V and Substance Abuse: The Asheville Jung Center explores more of America’s trending disorders.
7. America’s Mattress Launches Exclusive Serta® Mattress Collection in Partnership with Prominent Orthopedic Surgeon
8. Dr. Sam Speron Receives the 2012 America’s Most Compassionate Doctor Award
9. FSH Society Ranks among America’s Top Charities
10. AWRA Brings Water Quality and Agricultural Sustainability Discussion to America’s Drought Stricken Heartland
11. Feed Our Vets Utilizes the Bustle of Times Square to Heighten the Public’s Awareness About Hunger and Homelessness Among America’s Veterans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 In the healthcare industry, there ... struggle with: How can the overall quality of patient ... of the healthcare industry tackles this question, and has ... job satisfaction and the quality of patient care. ... in “ Organizational Factors related to Improving Quality of ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... August 28, 2014 Tea Leaves ... with Gigya, the leader in Connected Consumer Management. ... Leaves will have the opportunity to build more ... who they are and how they like to ... the world’s biggest brands to understand and connect ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Livermore, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... newest California physician, James Patel M.D. of Livermore, California. ... the best and most qualified physicians, and in accordance ... and our patients to Dr. Patel’s practice. , Initially ... at a young age, Dr. Patel was shaped by ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 2014 The need for larger space has ... few years. The new location - 4700 Bryant Irvin Court, ... larger office space than TLC had in the past, as ... pleased about our new location because it represents a good ... be double in size compared to the current one, the ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... August 28, 2014 Author and orthopedic ... takes readers on the thrilling adventures of sharp and ... in 2012, is gearing up for a new marketing ... into two novellas , “Prescription: Murder” follows the ... finds himself dodging assassination attempts and thwarting criminals. In ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:New Healthcare Study Explores Strategies for Improving Patient Care 2Health News:New Healthcare Study Explores Strategies for Improving Patient Care 3Health News:New Healthcare Study Explores Strategies for Improving Patient Care 4Health News:Tea Leaves Health Begins Important New Partnership with Gigya 2Health News:Tea Leaves Health Begins Important New Partnership with Gigya 3Health News:Army Colonel Dr. James Patel Joins the Medical Marijuana Industry 2Health News:Army Colonel Dr. James Patel Joins the Medical Marijuana Industry 3Health News:Army Colonel Dr. James Patel Joins the Medical Marijuana Industry 4Health News:William H. Simon Launches New Marketing Campaign for Book 2
... the US, WAYNE, N.J., May 20 Maureen McCormick, ... sitcom, The Brady Bunch, is the new,celebrity ambassador for the ... by storm and is now available in the,United States., ... lost over 30,lbs. and was announced winner of the fifth ...
... certification ... Enterprise software, PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 20 Satyam Computer,Services ... information,technology services provider, and GE Healthcare, today announced a,comprehensive agreement ... Enterprise software., The companies will join forces to plan, ...
... in Nature Nanotechnology suggests some forms of carbon nanotubes ... be as harmful as asbestos if inhaled in sufficient quantities. ... types of nanotubes have the potential to cause mesothelioma ... years to appear following exposure. The results show that ...
... Intensive therapy did not improve recovery or survival, researchers ... Intensive kidney dialysis for patients with acute kidney injury ... the rate of organ failure, a new study finds. ... in critically ill patients. Approximately 2 percent to 7 ...
... Improving, Animal Health and Well-Being; Co-sponsored by Hill,s Pet ... FANCY, CAT FANCY and Veterinary Practice News Magazines, ... veterinarian is the,best in America, nominate him or her ... Pet(SM) Contest. The national short-essay contest honors,America,s veterinarians for ...
... TSP-1 expression has been found to correlate with the ... rat livers with high vascular densityin other words, angiogenesis. ... Glsm zlem Elpek, is described in a research article ... World Journal of Gastroenterology. , Thrombospondin 1 (TSP-1) is ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:TV Icon Takes a Shot at Staying Slim 2Health News:GE and Satyam Announce Global Alliance to Provide Healthcare IT Services 2Health News:GE and Satyam Announce Global Alliance to Provide Healthcare IT Services 3Health News:GE and Satyam Announce Global Alliance to Provide Healthcare IT Services 4Health News:Carbon nanotubes that look like asbestos, behave like asbestos 2Health News:Carbon nanotubes that look like asbestos, behave like asbestos 3Health News:More Dialysis Not Better in Acute Kidney Injury 2Health News:Morris Animal Foundation Searches for America's Best Vet With 'Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet(SM)' Contest 2Health News:Morris Animal Foundation Searches for America's Best Vet With 'Thank Your Vet for a Healthy Pet(SM)' Contest 3
(Date:8/27/2014)... BURLINGTON, Mass. , Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... six different specialties (medical oncology, hematology-oncology, rheumatology, gastroenterology, ... of clinical trials that a biosimilar has been ... which biosimilar product they choose to prescribe. ... Advisory Service report entitled Acceptance of ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... -- Decision Resources Group finds that the intense physician ... health system and hospital sector in recent years ... Le Bonheur Healthcare and Baptist Memorial Health Care pulling ... In addition, a national contract recently signed between Tenet ... in the Memphis market, sets ...
(Date:8/27/2014)... , Aug. 27, 2014 By now, if ... likely not living on this planet. The awareness campaign has ... and has helped to raise over $88.5 Million (and counting) ... involved and some companies are starting to as well. ... Orlando, Florida , who actually works with ALS ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Surveyed Physicians Expect to Choose Between Future Biosimilars Based on Robustness and Number of Clinical Trials 2Memphis-area Health Systems Turn Attention to Clinical Integration 2Acorn Stairlifts Gives a Lift to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: