Author Archives: Alan Tanabe

About Alan Tanabe

Alan Tanabe, PharmD. has been a registered pharmacist in the state of Michigan since 1991. In addition to working as a pharmacist in a community setting, he has specialized in patient services including Medication Therapy Management to help patients achieve better health-related outcomes.

Drug Recalls – What to Know and What to Do

Alan Tanabe/ January 28, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Greetings, everybody! You have likely heard or read multiple reports about drug recalls issued over the past several months. This post is intended to help educate about what prompts the recall of a drug, advise you on how to learn if your medication(s) may be potentially affected by a recall, and the steps to take (and not take!) when learning of a recall. What prompts a drug recall?First, it is

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New Year – New Goals. Let Your Pharmacist Help You.

Alan Tanabe/ January 8, 2019/ Medication Management, Self management/ 2 comments

Happy New Year, everybody! I hope that the new year has started well for everyone. New Year’s Resolutions With the arrival of a new year comes the age-old practice of making resolutions. “I will lose weight this year.” “I will quit smoking this year.” “I will exercise one hour everyday this year.” “I will get my diabetes/blood pressure/asthma under control this year.” Of course, not everybody makes new year’s resolutions,

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Your medications and World AIDS Day 2018

Alan Tanabe/ November 28, 2018/ Medication Management, Self management/ 1 comments

Saturday December 1, 2018 is the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day. The theme for this year is “Know Your Status.” With improved education resources available and the increased access to HIV testing, today 3 in 4 people living with HIV know their status. While this is definitely an improvement, considering that the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that there are 36.9 million people worldwide living with HIV, this would

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