Linked to deaths. Baycol was s cholesterol lowering statin drug (like Lipitor (atorvastatin) and zocor) that was taken off the market in 2001. It was apparently linked to the deaths of 52 people-- mostly due to severe muscle damage(called rhabdomyalisis) and subsequent kidney failure. The company at the time felt it was too risky to continue to market it and voluntarily withdrew it from the market to prevent further issues.
Agree w Dr. Spector. Baycol (cerivastatin) was withdrawn from the world market after 31 deaths in the US and 21 outside the US related to rhabdomyolysis with renal failure. There were an additional 385 cases in the US which did not lead to death.