Dr. Stacy Wiegman, PharmD

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Dermatologists who receive free drug samples are more likely to give their patients prescriptions for expensive medicines, a new study says.

    Researchers looked at data on prescriptions for adult acne medications written in 2010 by dermatologis...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Tanzeum (albiglutide) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to help control blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.

    Some 24 million people in the United States have type 2 diabetes, which is more than 90 percent of all d...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism:

    TUESDAY, April 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes have a new treatment option with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval Tuesday of a once-weekly injectable drug, Tanzeum.

    The FDA described Tanzeum (albiglutide) as a "glucagon-like peptide-...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    MONDAY, April 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with autism were three times more likely to have been exposed to antidepressants known as SSRIs in the womb than typically developing children, according to new research.

    The new study also found that boys whose mothers took SSRIs -- drugs...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    THURSDAY, April 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- No evidence exists to show that anti-flu medicines stockpiled by countries around the world protect people from the spread of flu or reduce related hospitalizations and complications, a new analysis contends.

    The report from the nonprofit Cochr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A long-term study suggests that older people who use common prescription painkillers, including prescription-strength ibuprofen, may be increasing their risk for developing a type of irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation.

    Atrial fibri...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Dermatology:

    TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental cancer drug that activates the immune system has shown early promise for advanced cases of melanoma skin cancer, researchers report.

    The findings come from an early stage trial of just 31 patients. But experts were cautiously opti...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Emergency Medicine:

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People suffering a potentially fatal narcotic overdose now can receive lifesaving treatment from folks around them, using a new device just approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Evzio is a hand-held auto injector that delivers a sin...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, April 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A simple urine test for people with high blood pressure could help doctors determine if patients aren't taking their medication as directed or whether their body isn't respond to treatment, a new study suggests.

    Using this test, British research...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Medical Toxicology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a big increase in prescriptions for powerful narcotic painkillers given to headache patients at hospital emergency departments, a new U.S. study finds.

    This increase has occurred even though guidelines from a number of medical grou...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A handful of people taking a medication called Rebif to treat multiple sclerosis have developed a serious condition that causes blood clots to form in small blood vessels throughout the body.

    In a letter in the March 27 issue of the New Engl...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Oralair has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first under-the-tongue treatment for certain grass allergies.

    The tablet contains freeze-dried pollen extracts of five grasses: Kentucky Blue Grass, Orchard, Perennial R...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Allergy / Immunology:

    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Just in time for the spring allergy season, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new under-the-tongue pill to treat hay fever caused by certain grass pollens.

    Oralair is the first under-the-tongue allergen extract appr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the drug Topamax (topiramate) to prevent migraine headaches has been expanded to include adolescents 12 years to 17 years, the agency said Friday.

    It's the first migraine-prevention drug approved for ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although steroids are often given to patients undergoing heart bypass surgery, a large new study suggests this common practice has no benefit and could actually be harmful.

    Researchers found preventive steroids do not improve the outcome of thes...Full Article