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How did having his pharmacy broken into lead to Angelo Pricolo meeting his idol? When you get the 3 am phone call you know it’s not good news. Break-ins often …

Angelo Pricolo faces up to his fears—and his feet—but at least he was able to come prepared After enduring the pain of two ingrown big toenails for most of my …

Angelo Pricolo muses on odd requests, from the patient who offered to supply his own cocaine for nose drops, to the man who wanted staff to apply his suppository As …

Volunteering for the Pharmacist Support Service is like a roller coaster ride, but is often rewarding. A volunteer tells their story. It has been over 40 years since I last …

New challenges are facing rural and regional pharmacists, writes Karalyn Huxhagen… due to changes to funding The recent change from Pharia modelling to the Modified Monash Modelling has sent waves …

What’s it like to volunteer for the Pharmacist Support Service? A pharmacist describes the experience of helping your peers needing support Training to be a PSS volunteer is not only …

From leaving the profession to spearheading research into deprescribing and consultant pharmacy, Deborah Hawthorne explains how she took control of her career I graduated from La Trobe University Bendigo in …

No question has divided more patients, pharmacists and doctors in recent times than “Do you want the generic?”, writes Angelo Pricolo The question has intensified, as more expired patents have …

Angelo Pricolo reflects on noisier and more frustrating times in community pharmacy… and a new, intrusive menace The pharmacy has become a quieter place as technology has improved conditions. The …

How could anyone have predicted that amazing night? asks Angelo Pricolo On 21 November 2016 Melbourne experienced the world’s largest epidemic thunderstorm asthma event, which was unparalleled in size, severity and impact. Calls to …

Angelo Pricolo writes about a friend and patient who was stable on his methadone treatment, helping kids in sport and active in preventive health… but then stigma reared its ugly …

While a year of immense challenge, 2020 has raised pharmacy’s profile and opened up new opportunities of practice for the profession, says PSA national president Chris Freeman In the next …