Italy: Drugs on the Market

Late in 1958, detectives working for American Cyanamid's Lederle Laboratories Division began to shadow Dr. Sidney M. Fox, 41, a chemist who worked at the Pearl River, N.Y., plant where Lederle develops the ultrasecret cultures for its new drugs. The detectives observed that Fox regularly invented excuses to remain in the lab after working hours and that he made frequent visits to Biorganic Laboratories, an East Paterson, N.J., company run by Chemist Nathan Sharff. All this struck Cyanamid as highly suspicious, but the detectives found no concrete evidence that Fox was filching...

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