June 1, 2008
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Most of us dread the chief complaint of weakness. This nonspecific symptom engenders a differential that ranges from malingering to fatal, from psychiatric to cancer. The finding of demonstrable muscle weakness helps, but then leads to a confusing set of relatively rare diagnoses.
Pioglitazone and heart disease; ARBs manufacturers spend millions to show the non-inferiority of their products compared to less expensive, generic ACE inhibitors; some athletes turn to growth hormone because it is difficult to detect; FDA Actions