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Movie headache

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

USA Network cancels production of TV movie about the 1986 cyanide-laced Excedrin deaths of two Washington State residents following concerns expressed by J&J. The drug company, which successfully overcame a public relations nightmare brought on by several deaths from poison-laced Extra Strength Tylenol in the early 1980s, says it did not feel movie was appropriate, but did not threaten to pull advertising from cable channel. Network says it agreed with advertisers it would be in the public's best interest to cancel "Who Killed Sue Snow?" due to potential for copycat crimes. Excedrin maker Bristol-Myers Squibb says it knew nothing about the movie

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