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The myopathies are neuromuscular disorders in which the primary symptom is muscle weakness due to dysfunction of muscle fiber. Other symptoms of myopathy can include include muscle cramps, stiffness, and spasm. Myopathies can be inherited (such as the muscular dystrophies) or acquired (such as common muscle cramps).
Upsher-Smith Laboratories publishes data on Slo-Niacin and Lipitor combination study

Upsher-Smith Laboratories publishes data on Slo-Niacin and Lipitor combination study

AstraZeneca's CRESTOR approved for treating pediatric patients with HeFH

AstraZeneca's CRESTOR approved for treating pediatric patients with HeFH

Phase III STARTMRK clinical study on ISENTRESS in comparison to efavirenz

Phase III STARTMRK clinical study on ISENTRESS in comparison to efavirenz

Schering-Plough expands Vicriviroc study in treatment-naive patients with HIV

Schering-Plough expands Vicriviroc study in treatment-naive patients with HIV

New drug for muscle degenerating diseases shows great promise

New drug for muscle degenerating diseases shows great promise

Scientists cure mice of muscle disease that causes a Floppy Baby Syndrome

Scientists cure mice of muscle disease that causes a Floppy Baby Syndrome

Heart protein saves muscle

Heart protein saves muscle

Women who wear veils risk vitamin D deficiency

Women who wear veils risk vitamin D deficiency

Rockefeller University Hospital opens clinical trial into statin-associated muscle complaints

Rockefeller University Hospital opens clinical trial into statin-associated muscle complaints

Stem cell breakthrough gives new hope to sufferers of myopathy and muscular dystrophy

Stem cell breakthrough gives new hope to sufferers of myopathy and muscular dystrophy

Laminin-111 shows potential for congenital muscular dystrophy

Laminin-111 shows potential for congenital muscular dystrophy

How to build muscle mass with four and a half LIM domains 1

How to build muscle mass with four and a half LIM domains 1

Folic acid does not offer any cardiovascular benefits

Folic acid does not offer any cardiovascular benefits

Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) shown to significantly reduce major cardiovascular events

Crestor (rosuvastatin calcium) shown to significantly reduce major cardiovascular events

Statin-induced muscle disorders are focus of $2.5 million in grants from NIH

Statin-induced muscle disorders are focus of $2.5 million in grants from NIH

New hope for treating common form of inherited neuromuscular disease

New hope for treating common form of inherited neuromuscular disease

Researchers discover protein leiomodin promotes the assembly of an important heart muscle protein actin

Researchers discover protein leiomodin promotes the assembly of an important heart muscle protein actin

Rare genetic syndrome may hold key to cure for heat stroke

Rare genetic syndrome may hold key to cure for heat stroke

Genomas awarded $1.2 million to develop DNA-guided system for management of statin therapy

Genomas awarded $1.2 million to develop DNA-guided system for management of statin therapy

New investigational combination pill improves multiple cholesterol disorders

New investigational combination pill improves multiple cholesterol disorders