• opioid crisis December 9, 2021 3:19 pm

    Metropolitan Museum of Art Cuts Sackler Name Amid Opioid Ire

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art is dropping the Sackler name from seven exhibition spaces amid growing outrage over the role the family may have played in the opioid crisis.

  • opioid crisis July 15, 2021 8:10 am

    Healey Hails $4.3B Settlement With Purdue Pharma

    Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Thursday that, with the resolution of her lawsuit against members of the Sackler family and their company, Purdue Pharma, she will make public tens of millions of documents related to their role in the opioid crisis, and require a payment of more than $4.3 billion over the next nine years. Purdue Pharma will also…

  • Tufts University December 5, 2019 8:08 pm

    Tufts University Severs Ties With Family Behind OxyContin

    Tufts University is cutting ties with the billionaire family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, saying it will strip the Sackler name from its campus and accept no further donations amid concerns over the family’s role in the opioid crisis. University officials announced the decision Thursday, ending a relationship that has spanned nearly four decades and brought $15 million to…

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