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 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) 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.
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