The Met Will Turn Down Sackler Money Amid Fury Over the Opioid Crisis

The decision by one of the world’s leading museums could spur other institutions to turn down philanthropy from the family behind OxyContin.
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Opioid painkillers ‘must carry prominent warnings’

The health secretary announces a plan to tackle a dramatic rise in the use of addictive prescription drugs.
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John Oliver Gets Hollywood’s Biggest Stars To Taunt Purdue Over Opioid Crisis

“Last Week Tonight” host recruits Michael Keaton, Bryan Cranston, Michael K. Williams and Richard Kind to take on the Sackler family.
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Books of The Times: ‘Dopesick’ Traces the Opioid Crisis, From Beginning to Blow Up

Beth Macy’s new book provides an on-the-ground look at how addiction to OxyContin and other painkillers became a national state of emergency.
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Kanye West Talks About Getting Liposuction And Battling An Opioid Addiction

“I didn’t want y’all to call me fat so I got liposuction,” the rapper told TMZ.
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NHS accused of fuelling rise in opioid addiction

GPs prescribed nearly 24 million potentially addictive painkillers, equivalent to 2,700 an hour.
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Gifts Tied to Opioid Sales Invite a Question: Should Museums Vet Donors?

The issue of how museums raise their money has resurfaced in the case of the Sacklers, a family of philanthropists whose company developed OxyContin.
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FDA Pushes to Get Endo’s Opana ER Opioid Off the Market

The FDA asked Endo Pharmaceuticals to remove its Opana ER from the market, citing links to drug abuse, in what the agency called its first effort to halt sales of an opioid pain drug.
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Ohio Sues Five Drug Firms, Saying They Fueled Opioid Crisis

Ohio is suing five drug makers, the state’s attorney general said, alleging they fueled the opioid crisis by misrepresenting the addictive risks of their painkillers.
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