Museums reject donations from Sacklers amid US opioid crisis

Efforts by museums to publicly distance themselves from the alleged tainted money of the Sacklers are unprecedented.

    The Sacklers have donated millions of dollars to galleries and museums around the world.

    But the recent scandal has prompted many organisations to refuse new donations from the family.

    The Sacklers stand accused of making billions of dollars by encouraging doctors to prescribe to their patients a painkiller whose highly addictive properties were downplayed.

    Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.


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