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Carter-Wallace was a personal care company headquartered in New York City. The company was formed by the merger of Carter Products and Wallace Laboratories. The company has a research facility in Cranbury, New Jersey.
The company was formed as Carter Medicine Company which was incorporated in 1880 by John Samuel Carter of Erie, Pennsylvania. John Carter died in 1884 and his son, Samuel Carter took over. John Higgins Wallace, Jr., a research chemist from Princeton, New Jersey was hired and he formulated Arrid deodorant in 1935.
- John Samuel Carter (?-1884) 1880 to 1884.
- Samuel J. Carter, son of John.
- Brent Good, a New York businessman that convinced John to incorporate.
- Harry Good, son of Brent.
- Charles Orcutt, brother-in-law of Harry.
- Henry Hamilton Hoyt, Sr., son-in-law of Charles; bought a controlling interest in the company.
- Henry Hamilton Hoyt, Jr.
- 1859: Carter's Little Liver Pills compounded in a four room building in Erie, Pennsylvania.
- 1880: Carter Medicine Company is incorporated.
- 1929: Henry Hamilton Hoyt, Sr. becomes company's managing director.
- 1935: Arrid antiperspirant introduced.
- 1937: Carter Medicine Company becomes Carter Products.
- 1940: Nair depilatory introduced.
- 1949: Rise shaving cream, the first pressurized shave cream is introduced.
- 1961: Henry Hamilton Hoyt, Jr., becomes company chairman.
- 1965: Carter Products is renamed Carter-Wallace.
- 1985: Youngs Drug Products acquired.
- 1989: Hygeia Sciences acquired.
- 1993: Felbatol, a medication for epileptics is launched and later withdrawn from the market
- 1999: Trojan condom Supra, the first polyurethane condom is introduced.
- 2000: Henry Hamilton Hoyt, Jr., retires.
- 2001: MedPointe buys the pharmaceutical pipeline and the Carter-Wallace name, and Church and Dwight buys the personal care brands.
- Arrid deodorant
- Carter's Laxative, which was originally known as Carter's Little Liver Pills and after 1959 as Carter's Little Pills.
- First Response
- Lambert Kay
- Meprobamate, marketed as Miltown
- Nair depilatory
- Pearl Drops
- Carisoprodol, marketed as Soma
- Trojan condoms
- "Henry Hoyt, 96, Dies. Headed Drug Company". New York Times. November 7, 1990. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
Perhaps the company's best-known product was Carter's Little Liver Pills, which had been developed in the 1870s by Dr. Samuel J. Carter, a druggist in Erie, Pa. Mr. Hoyt changed the name to Carter's Little Pills in 1959 after the Federal Trade Commission objected to advertising claims that the pills increase the flow of bile from the liver, and the United States Supreme Court refused to intervene.
- "Carter-Wallace". Funding Universe. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
Carter-Wallace, Inc. is a diversified healthcare company that has exhibited a consistent knack for anticipating business trends. The company markets and makes toiletries, proprietary drugs, diagnostic specialties, pharmaceuticals, and pet products. Best known for such products as Arrid deodorant and Trojan condoms, Carter-Wallace has more recently emphasized its laboratories division, where work on various medications points the way to future profits. ...
- "John Wallace, 82, Chemist and Executive". New York Times. March 24, 1989. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
In 1934 he bought a laboratory where he had been a consulting chemist, and it became Wallace Laboratories. That organization merged with Carter Products to become Carter-Wallace Inc., a drug and cosmetics manufacturer based in Manhattan. ...
- "Carter-Wallace". Encyclopedia of New Jersey. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
- "Carter-Wallace's brands will be sold to 2 different companies for a total of $1.12 billion". Los Angeles Times. May 9, 2001. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
Carter-Wallace, ending a yearlong process to find buyers for its many brands, will split its consumer brands -- including Trojan condoms and Arrid deodorant--from its health business, after failing to attract a better offer for the entire company. For Church & Dwight, which owns the Arm & Hammer baking soda product line, the purchase of Carter-Wallace's deodorant and pet- care lines will help the firm expand internationally, it said. A 50- 50 venture Church has formed with Kelso will take the other consumer lines. MedPointe will get Carter-Wallace's diagnostics and drug businesses, which make the allergy medicine Astelin, the muscle relaxant Soma and Rynatan/Tussi cough and cold products. ...
- "Carter-Wallace Sells Itself". New York Times. May 9, 2001. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
Carter-Wallace Inc. agreed to sell itself for $1.12 billion, splitting consumer brands including Trojan condoms and Arrid deodorant from its health business after failing to attract a better offer for the entire company. A venture of the consumer goods maker Church & Dwight Company and the private equity group Kelso & Company will buy Carter-Wallace's consumer division for $739 million in cash. MedPointe Capital Partners L.L.C., formed last year to build a specialty health care business, will buy the drug and tests unit for $408 million. ...
- "Carter-Wallace". Wall Street Journal. August 12, 1965. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
Henry H. Hoyt, Jr., was named president of the newly created Carter products division of this drug, specialty foods and toiletries concern. Fred L. Lemont was named vice president, marketing, of the unit. ...
- "About Us". Wallace Pharmaceuticals. Retrieved 2011-09-26.
September 2001 brought the biggest change to the Carter-Wallace business in more than one-hundred years when the pharmaceutical and diagnostics businesses of Carter-Wallace, Inc. was sold to MedPointe Capital Partners, backed by private equity firms The Carlyle Group and The Cypress Group in a cash deal valued at approximately $408 million. In the deal, MedPointe acquired Wallace Laboratories, Carter-Wallace's pharmaceutical arm, and Wampole Laboratories, its diagnostics unit, as well as the rights to the Carter-Wallace name.
- "Cut Out the Liver". Time magazine. April 16, 1951. Retrieved 2011-09-24.
One of the most familiar of all trade names was booked for a major operation last week. The Federal Trade Commission told the manufacturers of Carter's Little Liver Pills to cut the word "liver" out of the product name. ...