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NEW PAIN KILLER AVAILABLE SANS PRESCRIPTION

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The Procter & Gamble Co. announced Thursday it is introducing the first new over-the-counter analgesic in 10 years.

The product, described as a longer-lasting pain reliever product, is called "Aleve," and was approved for marketing in January. P&G said Aleve is a nonprescription strength of Anaprox, a fast acting form of the medicine in Naprosyn, the No. 1 selling brand in its class for 10 years.Aleve contains 220 mg of naproxen sodium (200 mg of naproxen and 20 mg of sodium), in a fast acting non-prescription form that optimizes absorption into the body.