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Federal Researchers Offer Warning on Aleve

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Federal Researchers Offer Warning on Aleve

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Federal Researchers Offer Warning on Aleve

Federal Researchers Offer Warning on Aleve

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Federal researchers say the painkiller naproxen, sold over the counter as Aleve, has been linked with a 50-percent higher risk of heart attacks and strokes. Arthritis sufferers have been switching to naproxen after warnings that the drug Celebrex also carries added risk of heart attack and stroke. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

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