Artists had asked gallery not to accept sum from family behind firm making opioid OxyContin

The National Portrait Gallery has turned down a £1m grant from the multibillionaire Sackler family after an ongoing controversy over a drug produced by their US pharmaceutical company.

The NPG is one of many British cultural institutions in line for substantial donations from members of the family, but it has come under pressure from artists and campaigners not to accept funding from the owners of the company that makes the opioid OxyContin.

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