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Tufts to review ties to Purdue Pharma after ‘deeply troubling’ disclosures




Tufts University said Friday that it was reviewing its ties to Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin and other prescription opioid painkillers, after court filings this week suggested Purdue and the family that controls the company sought to gain influence at the university and its hospital through donations.

The disclosures about Purdue’s ties to Tufts, which the university called “deeply troubling,” were included in a court filing Tuesday by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey’s office in its lawsuit against Purdue, current and former executives, and members of the Sackler family, which controls the privately held drug company.

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