A family of operators of OxyContin Maker Sackler sued in front of 500 cities, rejected by Tate Galleries


The members of the Sackler family, which owns the opioid manufacturer Puryue Pharma, OxyContin, are now being sued by a conglomerate of more than 500 cities, counties and tribes of Amerindians, The Guardian reports. The plaintiffs include people in 26 US states who blame Purdue for creating "the worst drug crisis in American history." The lawsuit, which was filed in the Southern District of New York, says the Sackler family has broken laws for The London Tate Gallery also announced Thursday that it would no longer receive donations from the billionaire family, the BBC reports, a few days after the British National Portrait Gallery also broke ties. "Under the current circumstances, we do not think it is appropriate to seek or accept new donations from the Sacklers," said Tate in a statement.


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