P.A.I.N. (Prescription Addiction Intervention Now) is a group founded by Nan Goldin and her colleagues in response to the opioid crisis. We are committed to making the Sacklers and Purdue Pharma responsible for helping to find the solution to ending America’s opioid epidemic. We insist that they fund treatment and education, and correct the misinformation regarding opioids. We intend to put pressure on museums, art spaces and educational institutions to refuse future donations from the Sacklers. We intend to hold the Saklers accountable, and put social and political pressure on them to respond meaningfully to this epidemic.
Our primary demands are for the Sackler family and Purdue Pharma to move their money into treatment and education.
We demand that they fund treatment models: rehab centers, medication assisted programs, harm reduction, relapse prevention and holistic approaches.
We demand that they set up educational programs for schools, doctors, families and addicts.
We demand that they reeducate doctors to stop over-prescribing these medications except for patients who are in extreme pain.
We demand that they introduce effective labeling of their products and the addiction potential.
We demand an immediate response to this epidemic, which is out of control.