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Baycol should have been pulled from the market sooner

New studies have confirmed that the statin drug Baycol used to lower cholesterol may be harmful and should have been removed from the market sooner. When Baycol is taken with fibrates by older diabetics, they increase their risk of developing a muscle disorder which may be fatal in some cases. The latest study shows that the risk is even greater than first shown by initial studies.

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About: Baycol should have been pulled from the market sooner

Date: 28 November 2004

Source: Medical News Today

URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=16957

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