2 Health Headlines: Generic Lipitor and “Smoke Free” Hiring

Generic Lipitor Goes on Sale: A Users’ Guide
This article answers important questions for anyone who may be affected by the introduction of “atorvastatin” – the generic Lipitor pill – this month. Pfizer’s exclusive patent time frame has run out. However, it will be the manufacturer of at least one of the “no name” generic options.

Bon Secours announces nicotine-free hiring policy
Virginia’s premier faith-based, non-profit health system announced it will be issuing nicotine tests for all job applicants. If an applicant fails, he or she will be denied employment but encouraged to quit using nicotine then re-apply in six months. While many companies have encouraged smoking cessation in previous years, Bon Secours is making waves with its official policy.

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