BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The University at Buffalo has passed a resolution to take John Kapoor’s name off the pharmacy school’s building.
Last month, the UB graduate and a large donor to the university was convicted of paying doctors to boost sales of a fentanyl spray, which is meant for cancer patients.
The resolution to take his name off the UB building will now be forwarded to the SUNY chancellor and the SUNY Board of Trustees for further consideration.
“(The) illegal actions by Dr. John N. Kapoor are wholly contrary to the University at Buffalo’s values, to our culture of excellence and integrity, and to our mission to bring the benefits of our education and research to local and global communities so that we may positively impact the world,” the UB Council resolution states.
If the SUNY Board of Trustees approves the UB Council’s resolution, UB will recommend a new name for the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.