AJP chats with… Angelo Pricolo

‘Greg Hunt, if you’re out there, please reconsider’: Talking about getting naloxone into more hands, harm minimisation and reducing stigma in the pharmacy…

“The smallest side glance or comment, or just the way you receive some people compared to other people, can immediately make them feel as though they’re being judged.”

Addiction medicine pharmacist Angelo Pricolo speaks with AJP journalist Sheshtyn Paola about stigma in the pharmacy, and how small actions can have a big effect on people presenting for opioid replacement therapy (ORT). But what’s the best way to combat this? Angelo shares his thoughts on how pharmacists can view addiction in a different way.

I don’t know what’s being trialled… naloxone works. It’s a great drug, it’s safe, it just need to be out there saving lives.

He also shares his thoughts on naloxone: who should be using it, why it needs to be getting into more hands, and how – and calls on Health Minister Greg Hunt to reconsider his current approach.

See our first Zoom interview with clinical pharmacist Sandra Minas here

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