“For all the leadership that we have in so many other spaces, the Jewish community had no leadership” in ethically responsible investing.
The move comes after a number of institutions refused further gifts from the family, majority owners of Purdue Pharma.
Police used wiretaps to catch an Italian doctor boasting about spreading opioid painkillers.
It is the first evidence that ties the family to company decisions to aggressively market OxyContin even though it is highly addictive.
“Drug dealers in nice suits and dresses,” one lawyer said of the family.
“I have a lot of friends who have overdosed, and they’ve been saved by Narcan. So at least we know that it works.”
The question for the Met isn’t about taking tainted money.
The idea of passively watching a loved one self-destruct from drinking or drugging feels wrong to us Jewish Parents.
Young Russian-speaking Jewish immigrants are using opioids as they seek a new life in a strange land while their parents hustle to survive.
“We manufacture prescription opioids,” one of the ads states. “How could we not help fight the prescription and illicit opioid abuse crisis?”