GOVERNMENT: Trouble in Miltown

The makers of tranquilizers had reason to down a few pills themselves last week. In a Manhattan federal court, the U.S. Justice Department charged that two of them had conspired to monopolize the $40 million-a-year market for meprobamate, better known as Miltown or Equanil. The defendants: Carter Products, Inc., recent loser in a 17-year struggle with the FTC to preserve the "Liver" in Carter's Little Liver Pills, and giant (1959 sales: $450 million) American Home Products, which sells 90 household products, from Chef Boy-Ar-Dee ravioli to Anacin and Preparation H (for hemorrhoids)....

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