Can You Name Drugs By Name In A Movie?

From: J**** B** (*********@*******.***)
To: Gerald (neuroticnomad@gmail.com)
Date: May 10, 2010 7:40:01 PM PDT
Subject: Drugs

Any idea what the legalities are in using brand drug names in a screenplay?

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From: Gerald (neuroticnomad@gmail.com)
To: J**** B** (*********@*******.***)
Date: May 10, 2010 10:09:00 PM PDT
Subject: Re: Drugs

It depends on the story. People use the names Viagra, Valium, Tylenol, Midol, (etc.) all the time, but only in passing.

If the plot revolved on those drugs it would be different, especially if you are making the drugs look dangerous or make claims that can be considered false.

Change one letter. Zoloft becomes Zolott or Soloft and your ass is covered.

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