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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 …

Does Santa need to defer Christmas due to the pandemic? Or does he need to update his approach to become a virtual Santa, Zoom Santa or click‐and‐collect Santa? Australian experts …

Why are some businesses targeted by graffiti artists when others are not? Angelo Pricolo ponders an art form and irritant Walking the perimeter of the pharmacy on a daily basis …

Angelo Pricolo recounts how his former boss handled a difficult situation… by doing everything pharmacists are taught not to do You never say “hold-up” in a pharmacy. Even if the …

Would it be a faux pas to mention this accessory to a patient? Angelo Pricolo finds out… Those of you that know me know that I don’t entertain lots of …

Angelo Pricolo navigates a tense situation in the 1980s It’s funny how, after so many years, the Puma tracksuit still sparks such a vivid memory. In fact it dates that …

Angelo Pricolo remembers a patient who scared him… at first Some may be old enough to remember Serpico and that enormous role that Al Pacino played in the film adaptation …