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Daddy of OxyContin, Zionist Jew Raymond Sackler, Dies at 97

From left: TAU President Joseph Klafter, Mrs. Beverly Sackler, Permanent Representative of Israel to the UN Ron Prosor, and honoree Dr. Raymond R. Sackler. PHOTO: Tel Aviv University

18 July 2017

WRAL (AP) — The co-founder of Purdue Pharma, a Connecticut company that markets the powerfully addictive painkiller OxyContin, has died at age 97.

Company officials say Dr. Raymond Sackler, a Greenwich resident, died Monday after a brief illness. He’s survived by his wife, Beverly, and their two sons.

In 1952, Sackler and his brother purchased Purdue, which was then based in New York City and is now headquartered in Stamford.

The company, owned by Sackler’s family, develops and markets medicines, health care products and antiseptics for pain management, including the opioid OxyContin. […]


TAU Benefactor Raymond Sackler Recognized by the State of Israel

Longtime supporters of Tel Aviv University Dr. Raymond R. Sackler and his wife, Beverly, are honored at a United Nations event for their lifelong contribution to higher education and the Jewish state

29 July 2013

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY — At a ceremony held at the United Nations Security Council chamber, the Honorable Ron Prosor, Permanent Representative of Israel to the UN, recognized Dr. Raymond Sacklerfor his exceptional support of Tel Aviv University and the State of Israel. On behalf of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Ambassador Prosor presented Dr. Sackler with a certificate commending his “unwavering commitment to higher education, research and the advancement of medicine, science and the arts in Israel.”

The event was organized by the American Friends of TAU (AFTAU) and attended by a number of TAU leaders, members of the Sackler family and special guests. Among the participants were TAU President Joseph Klafter; TAU Vice President for Resource Development Amos Elad; TAU Board of Governors Chairman Emeritus Harvey M. Krueger; AFTAU National Chairman Jon Gurkoff; past National Chairman William F. Cohen; Dean of the Sackler School of Medicine Prof. Yoseph A. Mekori; Executive Dean of the New York State/American Program at the Sackler School of Medicine, Dr. Stephen H. Lazar; and TAU President’s Award recipient Howard R. Udell.

Championing the sciences

At an intimate luncheon in the UN complex following the ceremony, TAU President Joseph Klafter celebrated the dedication of Dr. Sackler, his wife, Beverly, and the Sackler family to the ideals of higher education. “Sackler is nothing short of a brand name at Tel Aviv University,” Prof. Klafter said. “Practically every step you take on campus will lead you to a Sackler-supported unit, from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, which Raymond and his brothers dedicated back in 1976, to the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, the Sackler Cellular and Molecular Imaging Center, and the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute of Biophysics – to name just a few out of over thirty.” […]

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