New Info About Opioid-Profiteering Family Pushes Largest Museum In US To Rethink Gift Accceptnce...

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is reviewing its gift acceptance policies after new information that members of a prominent donor family behind sales of the prescription opioid OxyContin covered up the drug’s dangers, The Met told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

A Tuesday court filing claims members of the Sackler family knew Purdue Pharma, the company they own, routinely failed to notify authorities that OxyContin was being abused and sold illegally, reported The New York Times.

More than 40,000 people died of opioid-related drug overdoses in 2016, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and about half of those deaths involved legally obtained prescription meds.

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