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Dr Raymond R. Sackler is a physician and cofounder of a pharmaceutical company which merged with Purdue Frederick and became multinational pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma. The result was control of Purdue. Arthur M. Sackler is his brother.

He received his bachelor of science degree from New York University, and then received his doctor of medicine degree from the Middlesex School of Medicine.

He and his wife, Beverly, are international philanthropists with a commitment to supporting scientific research. The Sackler Distinguished Lecture Series was established through an endowment given by Raymond and Beverly Sackler. In 1995, Sackler was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his contributions to the sciences, arts and astronomy.

See also

Brother of Mortimer Sackler. Owner of Purdue Pharma L.P. (maker of OxyContin, etc.), Purdue Frederick Company, Mundipharma Company Father of Richard Sackler, Jonathan Sackler

Sources

  1. http://www.lib.uconn.edu/online/research/speclib/ASC/programs/sackler/index.html

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