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In Victory for Grassroots Campaign, Met Museum Will Stop Accepting Donations From Opioid Crisis-Fueling Sackler Family

In Victory for Grassroots Campaign, Met Museum Will Stop Accepting Donations From Opioid Crisis-Fueling Sackler Family

Julia Conley, staff writer

Organizers behind a campaign to pressure major art institutions into cutting ties with the Sackler family secured a major victory Wednesday when the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it would no longer accept donations from the family, whose pharmaceutical empire helped fuel the opioid crisis.

Fourteen months after the grassroots group P.A.I.N. Sackler held its first public action at the museum, the Met said it determined the family's contributions—which include the $9.5 million Sackler Wing—to be counter to the New York City museum's mission.

And still no national conversation about the wrongful policy of denying proper drug therapy to chronic pain sufferers. They just don’t count because they are not dangerous people, although the lack of treatment IS dangerous.
Politicians can’t walk and chew gum at the same time, or simply choose not to.
There are two opioid crisis’s. The misuse is one, and the denying of needed pain relief on the other hand is killing people due to suicides. We humans can only take pain for so long, and then it becomes devastating.

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