"Boston Medical Center has received a $25 million donation—the largest in its history—to help open a new opioid treatment center to combat the drug abuse epidemic.

As first reported in the Boston Globe, the safety-net hospital was the recent recipient of a $25 million donation from billionaire investor John Grayken and his wife, Eilene, which will go toward the launch of the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine. It is the largest donation in Boston Medical Center's history and also marks the largest private gift made in years toward addressing the issue of addiction.

BMC President and CEO Kate Walsh said it is unique for someone in philanthropic circles to make a contribution of that size toward the research, education and prevention of drug abuse."

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