Kitson Stands Behind Its New Line of Prescription-Drug Tees

by Karl Utermohlen | August 30, 2013 1:40 pm

Kitson is being pressured to get rid of its new line of T-shirts which that contain the name of prescription drugs in the back.

Fox News reports that the California-based retail chain[1] released three new jersey-like tees with the words ‘Xanax,’ ‘Adderall’ and ‘Vicodin’ printed on the back. Kitson is selling these T-shirts for $58 and the sweatshirts for $98 each and it claims that it will donate 100% of the profits to the Medicine Abuse Project.

The project’s parent organization – DrugFree.org – says that it has not been contacted by Kitson regarding these donations and the company should take these T-shirts down. The apparel store said that it will make one large donation to DrugFree.org instead of several unless the products’ popularity rises.

Xanax manufacturer Pfizer (PFE[2]) said that it has no affiliation with this clothing line or its items. Reps Shrie – the company that manufactures Adderall – said that it also has no affiliation to Kitson and the company should take these T-shirts down because they glorify the misuse of Adderall.

The apparel company responded to these statements by saying that its purpose with these products is to create a dialogue on the problems related to prescription medication.

Endnotes:
  1. Fox News reports that the California-based retail chain: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/08/29/clothing-collection-showcasing-adderall-xanax-and-vicodin-criticized-for-making/
  2. PFE: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=PFE

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