King’s reported as top recipient of opioid money
King’s received a £2million donation from the Sackler family
It has been reported that King’s College London received a £2m donation from the Sackler family, the pharmaceutical firm that is an accused instigator of the the US opioid crisis.
This donation makes King's the top recipient of the £5.2m donations the Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation provided to UK universities and charities in 2018.
A statement from King’s College explains that the funds have supported the university's pursuit towards improving its neurodevelopmental studies.
King’s explains that the donation “represents a continuation of funding to support the work of Professor Declan Murphy."
“His work crucially looks at understanding how a healthy brain develops across the lifespan; transforming understanding of common disorders like ASD, ADHD, epilepsy and Down’s syndrome, and addressing the developmental causes of antisocial behaviours that pose a key societal challenge.”
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