TUMS is an antacid made of sucrose and calcium carbonate manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline in St.Louis, Missouri, USA. It is a non-prescription drug and available at many retail stores, including drug stores, grocery stores and mass merchandisers. It provides relief from acid indigestion, heartburn, and indigestion and is considered a calcium supplement. The antacid was first created in 1928 and introduced commercially in 1930. Originally made by Norcliff Thayer, it was acquired by Beecham in 1986. Famous advertising campaigns for Tums have included "Tums for the Tummy" and, much later for television, by a memorable barbershop jingle sung to the theme music used in all versions of Dragnet.
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