American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A trademark used for the drug cerivastatin.
- n. an oral drug (trade name Baycol) to reduce blood cholesterol levels
“COHEN: Tillman Harris isn't here because after taking a cholesterol lowering drug called Baycol, he developed an unusual muscle wasting condition called rhabdomyolysis.”
“There was another medications as well, Bill, called Baycol, and that medication was actually taken off the market a few years ago because of problems with actually muscle pains and possibly deaths as well.”
“In 2001 the New York Times reported that the AMA generated $20 million dollars a year from licensure sales to drug companies in a complex scheme to market drugs like Baycol to doctors.”
“From last year's Avandia warnings to the withdrawal of Vioxx, Bextra, Baycol, Meridia, Trovan and Fen Phen, "Pill Buyer Beware" seems to be a shrewd stance, especially when a drug is new.”
“The cholesterol-lowering drug Baycol, for example, was withdrawn in 2001 after 52 deaths from rhabdomyolysis, a muscle and kidney disorder, turned up in the adverse-event files.”
“The withdrawal of Bayer's cholesterol-lowering drug Baycol scared many patients away from all cholesterol drugs, even though others, like Lipitor or Merck's Zocor, were proved to save lives and had fewer side effects.”
“But the recent deaths caused by Vioxx, Baycol and other drugs showed that the government was on the right track by requiring sufficient testing and reporting.”
“Where was mention of the FDA warning about rhabdomyolysis -- the muscle disease that did Bayer's Baycol in -- that was added to Crestor in 2005 after a patient death -- along with warnings to the physician about Crestor use in Asian patients, people with severe kidney disease and patients taking cyclosporine?”
“The past decade has seen a litany of products that have fallen from grace—Vioxx, Avandia, Rezulin, Seldane, Baycol, CETP inhibitors, Premarin, and more.”
“Baycol, sold by Bayer AG, was withdrawn from the market in 2001 after reports of a severe and sometimes fatal muscle disorder.”
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