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Continue Reading John Oliver tackles the Sacklers: the litigious, secretive billionaires whose family business engineered the opioid crisis

John Oliver tackles the Sacklers: the litigious, secretive billionaires whose family business engineered the opioid crisis

The Sacklers ( previously ) are a reclusive, super-secretive family of billionaires whose fortune comes from their pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharmaceuticals, manufacturers of Oxycontin, the drug at the center of…

Billionaire Sackler family sued by second US state over opioid 'catastrophe'
Continue Reading Billionaire Sackler family sued by second US state over opioid ‘catastrophe’

Billionaire Sackler family sued by second US state over opioid ‘catastrophe’

The billionaire owners of Purdue Pharma have been sued by New York state for allegedly triggering a US addiction epidemic with their marketing of the Oxycontin painkiller, just two days…

For better or worse, our greatest museums are built on the backs of billionaires
Continue Reading For better or worse, our greatest museums are built on the backs of billionaires

For better or worse, our greatest museums are built on the backs of billionaires

Visitors approach the Sackler Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on March 28. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Hugh Eakin is a 2018-2019 National Endowment for the Humanities…