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Kathe Sackler proud of OxyContin despite US opioids deaths, book says

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By the time a class-action lawyer asked Kathe Sackler whether her family’s firm, Purdue Pharma, and its prescription painkiller OxyContin bore any responsibility for the US opioid crisis, a shocking 450,000 Americans ...

New York’s Met museum to remove Sackler family name from its galleries

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New York’s famed Metropolitan Museum of Art is going to remove the name of arguably its most controversial donor groups – the billionaire Sackler family – from its galleries. The news comes in the wake of leading memb...

Sackler family set to pay $4.5bn to settle opioid claims after judge approves plan

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A US federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday conditionally approved a sweeping, potentially $10bn plan submitted by the OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to settle a mountain of lawsuits over its role in the opioid crisis t...

Sackler family won’t settle unless off the hook from opioid suits, court told

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Members of the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma will not contribute billions of dollars to a legal settlement unless they get off the hook for all current and future lawsuits over the company’s activitie...

Sackler Trust gave more than £14m to UK public bodies in 2020

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A trust founded by the Sacklers, the billionaire family accused of contributing to the US opioid crisis, gave more than £14m in its latest year of publicly recorded funding to British public bodies. One of Britain’s l...

US states oppose ‘unjust’ plan to shield Sackler wealth in opioid settlement

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Nearly half of US states have joined growing opposition to a highly unusual bankruptcy plan that would protect the wealth of the Sackler family after it made billions of dollars from selling the drug that kickstarted ...