The Pfizer Lipitor ad scandal with Dr. Jarvik is getting more and more fun. After Pfizer pulled the commercials, due to pressure from the congressional investigation, Jarvik spoke up:
I can row, I can row! he said.
He told Bloomberg news that he spent time rowing during summer vacations in high school and trained to row for the commercial shoot, but "they wouldn't let me."
Supposedly if he fell in the water he could have drowned, due to hypothermia, so for insurance reasons they had to use a more expendable individual.
He also said:
I can run, I can run!
Jarvik told the press that "I am an athletically fit man who takes care of my own health through diet and exercise, including frequent five mile runs.''
"It never occurred to me that anyone would consider this dishonest,'' Jarvik said.