Dr. Stacy Wiegman, PharmD

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Location:

  • Tega Cay, SC

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Occupational Therapy:

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Steroid injections for lower back pain may provide some relief for certain patients, but any benefits are temporary, a new study finds.

    Lower back pain related to herniated disk (when intervertebral disks become compressed and bulge) and, to a les...Full Article

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

    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a sharp rise in the use of cholesterol-lowering statins among elderly patients who do not have heart disease, a new study finds.

    But there is little research to guide the use of these medicines in this gro...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    Truvada is intended for people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. It is also used as part of a comprehensive strategy to prevent infection in people who are HIV-negative. Although Truvada doesn't cure HIV infection or its symptoms, it does interfere with the replication of the virus...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of the diabetes drug liraglutide (Victoza) seem to help patients with type 2 diabetes lose weight, a new study suggests.

    In a trial funded by the drug's maker Novo Nordisk, people who took 3 milligrams (mg) of Victoza daily over 56 we...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pumps seem to have a much lower risk of dying from heart disease or stroke prematurely than those who rely on multiple daily injections of insulin, new research suggests.

    "As done in Sweden at the ti...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    No, there is not a generic version of Epogen (epoetin alfa) available. The patent for this drug expired in 2013. However, this drug is considered a biologic (a drug created by a biological process rather than a chemical process). In the United States, biologics are governed by different rules than...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have genetically engineered baker's yeast to create powerful narcotic painkillers.

    The painkillers in question are called opioids, and include opiate-containing medicines such as morphine, Oxycontin and Vicodin, most commonly...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacology:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they have genetically engineered baker's yeast to create powerful narcotic painkillers.

    The painkillers in question are called opioids, and include opiate-containing medicines such as morphine, Oxycontin and Vicodin, most commonly...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Optometry:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns that eye injections of the drug Avastin increase the risk of a potentially blinding eye infection may be unfounded, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed insurance claims data from across the United States to compare the use of Avasti...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Optometry:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Concerns that eye injections of the drug Avastin increase the risk of a potentially blinding eye infection may be unfounded, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed insurance claims data from across the United States to compare the use of Avasti...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a mental health disorder taking commonly prescribed antidepressants during pregnancy appear to have fewer delivery complications, a new study suggests.

    However, babies born to these women may have a higher risk of problems, such as bre...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Aug. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a mental health disorder taking commonly prescribed antidepressants during pregnancy appear to have fewer delivery complications, a new study suggests.

    However, babies born to these women may have a higher risk of problems, such as bre...Full Article

  • Stacy Wiegman, PharmD - Tega Cay, SC - Pharmacy
    You should avoid alcohol and tobacco  products while taking Lucentis (ranibizumab), as these substances raise the risk of macular degeneration. Talk to your doctor about other foods or medicines you should avoid while taking Lucentis. In addition, it is currently unknown how Lucentis affects pregnancy...Read More
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of physical activity during the early teen years might reduce the risk of diabetes later in life, a new study suggests.

    The research included 300 children who were checked for insulin resistance every year from ages 9 to 16. Insulin r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- High levels of physical activity during the early teen years might reduce the risk of diabetes later in life, a new study suggests.

    The research included 300 children who were checked for insulin resistance every year from ages 9 to 16. Insulin r...Full Article