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Harry Leslie, Plant Manager Greenville; James Murphy, Head Analytical Development Labs (Digoxin); Don Duff, Plant Maintenance Supervisor Greenville

2 May 2001
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Wellcome Foundation Ltd
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**Please note there is no release form associated with this interview for Murphy or Duff.**

Interview opens with short biorgraphies of each interviewee.

Topics discussed include:

* Thomas Nevin

* staff working condifitions

* Bill Creasy and Fred Coe, and their respective management styles

* trade unions

* sales figures

* the move from Tuckahoe, New York to North Carolina: lack of space at Tuckahoe; logistics of moving whole families; state's response to Burroughs Wellcome moving there; process of equipping the production site; staff hiring and training; reasons for the move; logistics of moving to North Carolina and the effect on production

* Sudafed - sales and marketing

* product range

* Kepler

* issues of race

* laboratory structure

* digoxin and digitalis: creation of 99% pure digoxin from digitalis

* FDA and the digoxin

The transcription refers to "Kepla"; "Billy Creecy"; and "Emprent". These are probably phonetic renditions of "Kepler"; "Bill Creasy" and "Empirin".


2 May 2001

Physical description

audio tape and transcript Tape 16

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