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Tums
Tums
is an antacid made of sucrose (sugar) and calcium carbonate (CaCO3) manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline
GlaxoSmithKline
in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. They are also available in a sugar-free version. It is an over-the-counter drug, available at many retail stores, including drug stores, grocery stores and mass merchandisers. It provides relief from acid indigestion, heartburn, and indigestion ("sour stomach").

Contents

1 History 2 Advertising 3 Varieties 4 References 5 External links

History[edit] In 1928, James Harvey "Jim" Howe (born 1873 College Corner, OH & died 1960 Webster Groves, MO), pharmacist in St. Louis, Missouri, developed Tums
Tums
in the basement of his home while treating his wife's indigestion. The remedy caught on, and commercial production began in 1930 by the Lewis-Howe Company, which took its name from Howe and his uncle, A. H. Lewis, who was a pharmacist in Bolivar, Missouri; Howe worked in his uncle's drugstore as a teenager. In 1978 the company was purchased by Revlon
Revlon
of New York, making it no longer a St. Louis-based company. Revlon's Norcliff Thayer
Norcliff Thayer
unit oversaw the Tums
Tums
brand. Revlon
Revlon
spun Norcliff Thayer
Norcliff Thayer
off to Beecham Group in 1986, and Beecham eventually became GlaxoSmithKline
GlaxoSmithKline
through a series of mergers. Since 1930, a plant originally built by Lewis-Howe in downtown St. Louis has been making the antacid tablets. The factory complex is the main manufacturing site for Tums
Tums
to this day, and GlaxoSmithKline recently completed millions of dollars' worth of renovations and modernizations.[1][2] Advertising[edit] Famous advertising campaigns for Tums
Tums
have included " Tums
Tums
for the Tummy" and, much later for television, "Mother Tums" ("There, there!") and by a memorable barbershop jingle sung to the theme music used in all versions of the TV crime drama series Dragnet.[3] Varieties[edit] Tums
Tums
comes in chewable tablets that are taken orally. It is also available in different flavors such as peppermint and fruit flavors such as berries, orange, and cherry.[citation needed] References[edit]

^ Brown, Lisa (September 5, 2010). " Tums
Tums
still rolling after 80 years". www.stltoday.com. Retrieved 9 November 2013.  ^ Latzke, Jeff (January 1, 2004). " Tums
Tums
give 75 years of relief". www.enquirer.com. The Cincinnati Enquirer
The Cincinnati Enquirer
via Associated Press. Retrieved 9 November 2013.  ^ Brunsdale, Mitzi (2010-07-26). Icons of Mystery and Crime Detection. ABC-CLIO. p. 250. ISBN 9780313345302. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 

External links[edit]

Official website

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GlaxoSmithKline

Subsidiaries

GlaxoSmithKline
GlaxoSmithKline
Pakistan GlaxoSmithKline
GlaxoSmithKline
Pharmaceuticals Ltd Stiefel Laboratories ViiV Healthcare (85%)

Predecessors, acquisitions

Allen & Hanburys Beecham Group Block Drug Burroughs Wellcome Glaxo Glaxo Wellcome Human Genome Sciences Recherche et Industrie Thérapeutiques Reliant Pharmaceuticals S. E. Massengill Company SmithKline Beecham Smith, Kline & French

Products

Current

Pharmaceuticals

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Vaccines

Hepatyrix Pandemrix Twinrix

Other

Aquafresh Horlicks Nicoderm Nicorette NiQuitin Sensodyne Tums
Tums
… more

Former

BC Powder Geritol Goody's Powder Lucozade Ribena

People

Board of Directors

Philip Hampton Emma Walmsley Simon Dingemans Roy M. Anderson Manvinder Banga Patrick Vallance Vivienne Cox Lynn Elsenhans Jesse Goodman Judy Lewent Urs Rohner Laurie Glimcher

Other

Thomas Beecham Silas M. Burroughs Mahlon Kline John K. Smith Henry Wellcome Andrew Witty Chris Gent

Litigation

Canada v. GlaxoSmithKline
GlaxoSmithKline
Inc. Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corp. GlaxoSmithKline
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Services Unlimited v Commission United States v. Glaxo Group Ltd. United States v. GlaxoSmithKline

Other

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