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November 27, 2004

Bayer's Baycol Should Have Been Withdrawn Earlier

Topics: Clinical Pharmacology

Reported in Medical News Today

A new study indicates that a Bayer statin drug called 'Baycol' should have been taken off the market earlier. Statins are drugs that lower your cholesterol level.

Diabetic elderly people who take the drug along with fibrates have a much higher risk of developing a muscle disorder. Fibrates are drugs which lower your triglycerides.

Baycol was withdrawn in 2001 after some people who took it developed a severe muscle disorder which can sometimes be fatal.

According to a new study, the risks were much greater than had been thought.

You will be able to read about this study on December 1st issue in the Journal of the American Medical Association.   Source...

Posted by Hyscience at November 27, 2004 10:53 PM



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