Retailers are anxiously awaiting arrival of Aleve, the newly approved over-the-counter version of the pain reliever drug naproxen sodium, and only the fourth analgesic ingredient to be available OTC. Naproxen sodium was previously available only in prescription form under the trade name Anaprox. Aleve is the first non-prescription pain reliever containing a new analgesic ingredient to gain Food & Drug Administration approval since the 1984 switch of ibuprofen 200 mg. Aleve is said to ...

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