Sunday, October 31, 2021

Made in America - Act Mouthwash



WHAT IS IT:  Mouthwash

WHERE IS IT MADE:  A little harder to find out this info.  There are 2 clues on the label.  “Chattem, Inc.,” and “Sanofi.”  Let’s do Chattem, Inc first:

CHATTEM:  American Address: 1715 W 38TH St Chattanooga ,  TN , 37409-1259 United States



If it's a well known cream, oil, paste, pill, or powder it's likely that Chattem owns that brand name. The Sanofi subsidiary markets some two dozen over-the-counter branded personal care products and dietary supplements, including skin care and pain treatments such as Aspercreme, Cortizone-10, Icy Hot muscle pain reliever, and Pamprin menstrual symptom reliever. The company also makes the Unisom sleep aid, medicated powder Gold Bond, Bullfrog sunscreen, Mudd clay-based facial masks, and Selsun Blue dandruff shampoo. Chattem sells its products to wholesalers and retail merchandisers. The company was formed in 1879 as the Chattanooga Medicine Company.



The company produces two-thirds of its products at its Chattanooga production facilities with the remaining produced by third-party producers. 

Interesting: Chattem took control of Act when J&J and Pfizer had a merger in 2007.

Sanofi, who owns Chattem (Sanofi is based in Paris, France) gave 5 million in lobbying money.  It’s not even in the top 10 of drug companies that give money to lobbyists or candidates. 

I can’t find who (what lobbyists) got the money. 

My thoughts: Though unable to confirm that Act Mouthwash is make in Tennessee, I believe it is due to my circumstantial evidence I’ve found.  The other 2 big makers of mouthwash is “J&J” and “Proctor and Gamble.” (Listerine and Crest)

My thoughts:  I believe Act is made in America and I’m happy to support. Chattem also makes the following products:



Icy Hot muscle pain reliever, 

and Pamprin menstrual symptom reliever. 

Unisom sleep aid, 

medicated powder Gold Bond, 

Bullfrog sunscreen, 

Selsun Blue dandruff shampoo.


Balmex diaper rash cream




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