COURT ORDERS SMITHKLINE, J&J TO CHANGE ADS

NEW YORK -- A federal court has ordered Johnson & Johnson/Merck, maker of Pepcid AC, and SmithKline Beecham, maker of Tagamet HB, to modify promotional materials for their respective H2 antagonist products.e during a multimillion-dollar marketing battle that has been in progress since both companies launched over-the-counter stomach remedy products that are low-dose versions of their anti-ulcer prescription

NEW YORK -- A federal court has ordered Johnson & Johnson/Merck, maker of Pepcid AC, and SmithKline Beecham, maker of Tagamet HB, to modify promotional materials for their respective H2 antagonist products.

e during a multimillion-dollar marketing battle that has been in progress since both companies launched over-the-counter stomach remedy products that are low-dose versions of their anti-ulcer prescription counterparts.

The ruling upholds SmithKline Beecham's position th

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