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Another Painkiller Linked to Heart Risk

Federal officials report that the painkiller Naproxen may increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, just after similar news about Pfizer's Celebrex. The drug is best known as the main ingredient in Aleve, an over-the-counter pain reliever. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

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Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.