Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Congress Questions Jarvik's Lipitor Ads

Congress Questions Jarvik's Lipitor Ads

Source: Pharma Live

House Democrats are investigating whether consumers are being misled by advertisements for Pfizer's Lipitor, featuring Dr. Robert Jarvik , the inventor of an artificial heart. Members of the House Energy Committee, Reps. John Dingell and Bart Stupak, sent a letter to Pfizer yesterday, questioning Jarvik's credibility. "In the ads, Dr. Jarvik appears to be giving medical advice, but apparently, he has never obtained a license to practice or prescribe medicine," the lawmakers said.



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