The Sacklers made billions off the opioid crisis. The Louvre is taking their name off its walls.

Since 1993, Persian and Levantine artifacts at the Louvre have been housed in the Sackler Wing of Oriental Antiquities. On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that the Sackler name has been taped over, a plaque acknowledging the family’s donations has been removed, and references to the Sackler Wing have been scrubbed from the Louvre’s website.

It’s the latest stage of a backlash that’s been building against the Sacklers in light of revelations about their involvement in the opioid crisis.

The Sackler family made its fortune (estimated by Forbes at $14 billion) through their ownership of Purdue Pharma, inventor and purveyor of the opioid painkiller OxyContin — a drug that has been blamed for the opioid epidemic. Purdue has been criticized for dishonest marketing practices that pushed OxyContin on patients who didn’t need it, or gave them dosage patterns that made the drug more addictive. A May court filing suggested that members of the Sackler family were involved in the dishonest marketing schemes for OxyContin to increase sales.

Jeff Bezos to Mark Zuckerberg: Silicon Valley's Top 10 Philanthropists

Here's where the top tech execs are pouring millions — and, in one instance, billions — into charity, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy's annual list of America’s most generous donors.

Each year, The Chronicle of Philanthropy releases their Philanthropy 50 list of America’s most generous donors, in addition to routinely updating their database of $1 million+ publicized gifts. Joining financiers in the top echelons are the tech giants of Silicon Valley, including Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg.

“Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs give at a higher level than Hollywood people do. People tend to think of people in Hollywood as some of the wealthiest in the country, but it’s not the same level of wealth,” explains Maria DiMento, Chronicle's expert on major gifts. SV entrepreneurs also often donate through their foundations or donor-advised funds, like Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative giving a $68 million grant to Human Cell Atlas to map human cells.

It’s All About Health for Women and Girls: Ghada Khan on Ending FGM

An estimated 3.9 million girls around the world are at risk of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) every year. About 513,000 women and girls in the U.S. are at risk of or have undergone this procedure. Ending FGM/C is an issue that many funders can engage in; those who are interested in gender equality, who want to end gender-based violence and child abuse, who want to defend women’s bodily autonomy, and who want to make sure all girls are safe, educated and empowered.

'Larger than life' Winnipeg philanthropist, hospital donor dies

A Manitoba transportation industry entrepreneur who gave nearly $30 million to Winnipeg organizations and was the single largest donor to the charitable branches of St. Boniface Hospital and Winnipeg's Health Science Centre has died.

Paul Albrechtsen, who donated $13.4 million to the Health Sciences Centre Foundation and $7 million to St. Boniface over the past 30 years, died on Sunday. He also gave $8 million to the Reh-Fit Centre in 2006.

"He was larger than life," said Tina Jones, chair of the HSC Foundation board and president of Banville & Jones Wine Co.

‘My Life, My Quit’ helps MetroWest teenagers kick the vaping habit

Massachusetts is one of nine states participating in a program to help teenagers stop using electronic cigarettes. Some call vaping a health “epidemic” that must be stopped.

Statistics show the phenomenon known as “vaping” is a health problem for teenagers in MetroWest, and a new multi-state program hopes to give them the tools to quit.

Called “My Life, My Quit,” teenagers can text or call a toll-free number, 1-855-891-9989, to get connected with a coach for five sessions of personalized support. Those sessions can be done through live texting, phone or online chat. The goal is to build a plan to quit tobacco and vaping - the term used to describe puffing on electronic cigarettes.

It was launched at the start of the month by National Jewish Health, a hospital in Denver. Massachusetts is the only New England state in the program. Other states include Colorado, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah.

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