Day, Diaz 1974-02-26

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Pharmacist Diaz Day, owner of the Day Drugstores of Lubbock, reviews his career and gives opinions on socialized medicine, Federal Drug Administration regulations and other drug-related areas.

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Interviewee Name: Diaz Day

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Date: February 26, 1974

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Jeff Townsend

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1, Side 1: Orphan background noted, Education, early career, Ray Skillern mentioned, Purchase and development of drugstore property, Early mixture of medicines recalled, Role of pharmaceutical manufacturers in pharmacy, Opinions on socialized medicine expressed, Attitude toward welfare patient given, Sulfa drugs discussed, Federal Drug Administration regulations examined

Tape 1, Side 2: FDA reclassification discussed, Claims American public too dependent on drugs, Discusses drug addiction, Salvation Army activities in Lubbock discussed, Civic, religious activities reviewed, Readjustment of FDA drug classifications further discussed, Reasons for move to Lubbock in 1961 cited, Triple-S Drug recalled, Drug profits and costs examined

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