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Protests against the opiatfilantroper at the guggenheim museum

the Rotunda to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed museum in New York city was filled on Saturday with pamphlets that resembled a prescription for the drug oxykodon, under the brand name Oxycontin.

sheets of Paper were thrown down from the building's top floors of a group that is questioning the fact that american cultural institutions receive the money of the family Sackler. The New York-based family has, via company, Purdue Pharma earned billions of dollars on the sale of oxykodon, it is a powerful morphine derivatives written out in large numbers in the united states in recent years.

is highly addictive, and prints of it are said to be the main cause of AMERICA's rapidly growing opiatepidemi. 49,000 people died according to official figures, in the overdose of different opiatdroger in the U.S. in 2017, compared with over 20,000 in ten years earlier.

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the Family Sackler gives annually large sums of money to universities and cultural institutions throughout the world. Among other things, Yaleuniversitetet, the british Royal Academy and the Albert and Victoria museum has received gifts, writes The New York Times.

protestgruppen is fotokonstnären Nan Goldin. Due to an injury in the heel she got the prescription for the drug, which she came to be dependent on them. At one point she was close to dying of an overdose. Goldin, who took different drugs as the younger, ended up in the end to a rehabilitation center where she was set free dependency, writes The Guardian.

" I want to the Guggenheim and the other to publicly take distance from the Sacklerfamiljen and does not receive money from them. And I want that they remove their name from the museums, said Goldin at the museum on Saturday, according to the british newspaper.

In march last year, participated Goldin in a similar action outside the Metropolitan museum of art in New York. Then threw the several empty läkemedelsburkar in a fountain belonging to the museum's Sacklerflygel, named after the family.

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