The Pitchman for Lipitor
Dr. Robert Jarvik, inventor of the Jarvik heart is the doc in the Lipitor ad rowing his boat.
Dr. Jarvik says he gets paid "a lot" for the ad, but will not divulde the exact amount.
Interesting facts about Dr. Jarvik: He is in fact a medical doctor, but he has never practiced medicine and in fact is not licensed to practice (so it's a good thing he has not!).
He attended medical school in Italy because his grades were not good enough for an American medical school. He did then "transfer" to an American medical school and received a med degree.
Congress wants an investigation into why Dr. Jarvik was grabbed to do this ad; if he actually does take Lipitor, as he states he does and how much he was paid.
The Jarvik heart was in essence, a failure. Yet, the ad seems soooooo "doctorish", with Dr. Jarvik in his white coat.