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Tufts will scour Sackler name from its medical campus, in rebuff of family that controls Purdue Pharma

Posted On: 5 Dec 2019   |   Posted By: STAT

Tufts University will strip the Sackler name from a graduate school, buildings, and health programs - one of the most dramatic rebuffs so far of the family that controls OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma and has donated tens of millions of dollars to educational and cultural institutions worldwide.
The university's move comes as lawsuits have mounted against the family and Purdue over their alleged role in igniting the nation's opioid addiction crisis, and amid allegations the family and company sought to generate goodwill and gain influence at Tufts - particularly its pain research and education program - through philanthropy.

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