Aleve may be safer on heart than rival drugs

January 29, 2014 6:00 PM

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Aleve may be safer on heart than rival drugs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials say the pain reliever in Aleve may be safer on the heart than other popular anti-inflammatory drugs taken by millions of Americans.

A Food and Drug Administration review posted online Tuesday said naproxen - the key ingredient in Aleve and dozens of other generic pain pills - may have a lower risk of heart attack and stroke than rival medications like ibuprofen, sold as Advil and Motrin. FDA staffers recommend relabeling naproxe...

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