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Tales From The Frontline


Angelo Pricolo reflects on the unexpected loss of two pharmacy friends Some telephone calls just start bad and get worse. There is no good way to hear about the death …

Angelo Pricolo, mindful of his safety, joins the ranks of men in Lycra Two of the most eye-catching images in the sporting world are the middle-aged hirsute male in undersized …

From cash to Bankcard to unavoidable bank fees, Angelo Pricolo takes a look at the way Aussies pay… and how pharmacists have had to respond The days of taking thousands …

Angelo Pricolo opens up about how the death of a young patient focused his approach to helping find support Working part-time in the inner Melbourne suburb of North Fitzroy was …

Angelo Pricolo tells us about a formative experience in Paris When I think of Paris, two people spring to le mind. Edith Piaf, the little sparrow, singer-songwriter noted as France’s …

Angelo Pricolo reflects on experiencing racism as a kid in the 1970s… and how it’s shaped his approach to his patients Growing up Italian in Australia in the 70s was …

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 …

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 …