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CONGRESS-CELEBRITY DRUG ADS
(2008-01-08)
(wgvu) - TWO MICHIGAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ARE
INVESTIGATING WHETHER CONSUMERS ARE BEING MISLED BY ADVERTISEMENTS
FOR LIPITOR.
THE ADS FEATURE ARTIFICIAL HEART INVENTOR DR. ROBERT JARVIK, WHO
TALKS ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF PFIZER'S CHOLESTEROL-LOWERING DRUG.
LIPITOR IS THE WORLD'S BEST-SELLING MEDICATION.
DEMOCRATS JOHN DINGELL AND BART STUPAK SENT A LETTER TO PFIZER
TODAY, QUESTIONING JARVIK'S CREDIBILITY AS A MEDICAL EXPERT.
ACCORDING TO JARVIK'S WEB SITE, HE HAS DEGREES IN MEDICINE AND
ENGINEERING.

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