Stacy Wiegman, PharmD

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  • Tega Cay, SC

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Just four in 10 Americans have a positive impression of clinical trials, a new survey finds.

    And, only about one-third of Americans would be likely to enroll in one, the survey showed.

    The findings are cause for concern in terms of cancer ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors prescribe antidepressants for a wide range of medical problems other than depression, apparently fueling the boom in sales of these medications, researchers report.

    Depression accounts for only a little more than half the antidepressant pr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Stool transplants helped ease debilitating symptoms and heal the colons of tough-to-treat ulcerative colitis patients, new research shows.

    Australian scientists said the findings could pave the way for such transplants to be used on a more widespre...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Ophthalmology:

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New medications are boosting quality of life for many older people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a new study indicates.

    The drugs Avastin and Lucentis have significantly increased the number of people with AMD whose vision remains go...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease):

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Intensive treatment of high blood pressure reduces older adults' risk of heart disease without increasing their risk of falls or other complications, a new study shows.

    "These findings have substantial implications for the future of high blood pres...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug to treat bladder cancer was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday.

    Tecentriq (atezolizumab) treats the most common type of bladder cancer, called urothelial carcinoma. It's the first in its class of drugs, call...Full Article

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

    THURSDAY, May 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Precision" cancer treatment that's guided by genetic clues from the patient's own tumor appears to outperform traditional chemotherapy, a new research review finds.

    Patients given precision -- or personalized -- treatment experienced a tumor shr...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The widely prescribed drug pregabalin (Lyrica) may slightly increase the risk for birth defects, a new study suggests.

    In a small study, researchers found that among women taking Lyrica during the first trimester of pregnancy, 6 percent had inf...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    People who have had asthma, epilepsy or other seizure disorders, kidney problems or liver problems will need to exercise extreme caution when taking ciprofloxacin. Do not take ciprofloxacin if you are pregnant, plan to be pregnant or are breastfeeding, since the effects are not known. If you are...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about General Practice:

    MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When children are prescribed opioid painkillers, such as Oxycontin or Percocet, for surgery or illness, about half of parents say they keep the leftover medicine on hand.

    "We found that the amount of pain medication presc...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first generic version of Crestor in 2016. The generic version will be sold as rosuvastatin calcium. Rosuvastatin calcium is in a class of drugs called statins, which work by stopping an enzyme in the body from making cholesterol. It was the second...Read More
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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pain Medicine:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Chronic pain may be a major driver behind the recent surge in addiction to prescription painkillers, a new survey finds.

    Opioid addiction and prescription drug abuse in the United States are among the country's biggest public health threats, the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, May 12, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lithium outperforms newer mood stabilizers in the treatment of bipolar disorder, a new study has found.

    Patients taking lithium had lower rates of self-harm and unintentional injury compared to those taking other bipolar drugs, such as valproate ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Rehabilitation:

    WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Assessing the prognosis of a loved one who's scheduled for heart surgery may be as easy as watching them walk, a new study suggests.

    Patients who aren't able to walk a short distance at a comfortable pace before heart surgery are at greater risk...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Gastroenterology:

    TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A popular over-the-counter heartburn medication accelerated aging of blood vessel cells in lab tests, raising red flags about its long-term effect on heart health, researchers say.

    Faster aging of blood vessel cells exposed to the antacid Nexium (...Full Article