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Schools obtained $60M-plus from OxyContin household
Prestigious universities all over the world have accepted a minimum of $60 million from the household that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the previous 5 years.
Faculties have accepted the donations at the same time as the corporate has grow to be embroiled in lawsuits over its function within the opioid epidemic.
Monetary data reviewed by The Related Press present that main beneficiaries of the Sackler household embody the College of Oxford in England and Rockefeller, Cornell and Columbia universities in New York.
Some critics see the donations as a unadorned try and salvage the household’s repute.
Yale spokeswoman Karen Peart stated the varsity determined this 12 months to not settle for new presents.
Another faculties stated that they had no plans to simply accept Sackler funding for the foreseeable future.
Most others refused to reveal their plans.
At many colleges, the cash has already been spent.
And even when officers needed to return what’s left, it is not so simple as writing a examine. There are tax hurdles and authorized obstacles that may make it troublesome to return presents from charities.
Brown stated it is going to redirect unspent cash to Rhode Island nonprofit teams that deal with opioid dependancy.
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