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Fentanyl has yet to fully enter Australia, but experts believe it is a matter of when, not if, it arrives on our shores. Is there a role for pharmacists in …

Pharmacists are in an invidious position when combating erroneous or confusing medicine labels, with consumers, manufacturers and regulators all seeming to make the job more difficult There is no doubt …

Hi, I鈥檓 your pharmacist and I鈥檓 not ignoring you it鈥檚 just that I鈥檓 pretty focused on my job at the moment聽 Although you may not really understand all that this …

A look into the art, science and health qualities of that quintessentially Italian dish: pasta聽 聽 No food defines Italy more than pasta. Well, maybe pizza. But this article is …

Gambling is big business. It鈥檚 fun for some and can manufacture hope and happiness. But for many it induces hopelessness and despair, writes Angelo Pricolo We are surrounded by advertisements …

Administration of Long Acting Injectable Buprenorphine injections by pharmacists has been a ‘quantum shift’ in the profession’s scope of practice聽 Long Acting Injectable Buprenorphine (LAIB) has been a revolution in …

Angelo Pricolo laments the end of funding for Victoria’s 24-hour Supercare pharmacies In a massive backflip that legendary Romanian gymnast Nadia Com膬neci would be proud of, the Victorian state government …

Have you ever wondered what are the biggest selling over-the-counter products around the country? There’s some surprises when you look at the top 10 best sellers聽 1. Sugar… The biggest …

How to become a pharmacy gladiator, or ‘pharmiator’ and confront head on the threats facing community pharmacy What turns us into gladiators? Like a metamorphosis, the formation of a butterfly …

A pharmacist offers his prescription for the best possible coffee culture Many years ago, coffee in Australia was as foreign as the people who drank it. Tea ruled supreme. Now …

Angelo Pricolo pays tribute to a pharmacy stalwart, and mentor, who is leaving ownership after 46 years at one suburban pharmacy On 2 November 1977 (the day Gold and Black …

Italian pharmacists faced an ownership deregulation crisis half a decade ago. Has the impact been worse than an overcooked pasta? Apart from overcooking an Italian pharmacist鈥檚 pasta, the worst thing …