Mar 21, 2019

Tate trustees shuns Sackler money over opioid crisis

EPA Another of Britain's prestigious art institutions has decided to shun donations from the US Sackler family. The Sackler family is facing legal action over its production of opioid drugs, which are linked to deaths. Purdue faces claims it misled regulators over the dangers of Oxycontin, held responsible for helping to fuel the US opioid crisis which has led to thousands of deaths. The Tate has received about £4m from Sackler family trusts over several years. "But the institution said in a statement:"The Sackler family has given generously to Tate in the past, as they have to a large number of UK arts institutions.

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