Features March 2003 Issue

Pain Relievers — Which One For You?

Or why one person’s Motrin is another person’s Aleve. Best advice: Forget brand, read the ingredients, buy generics to save.

Pain takes many forms—headaches, migraines, joint pain, sore back, aching muscles, toothaches, just to name a few. Pain, in whatever form, is at best annoying and at worst disabling, but one thing is certain—you need to get rid of it to function properly and carry out your daily tasks. You reach for your pain reliever, or analgesic, and hope for the best. You’re not alone—millions of Americans spend over $7 billion on analgesics every year.…

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