As the government-shelved Naylor report shows, innovation is stifled by the structure of the health system
Jul 28, 2015
The Naylor report is a nuanced examination of the barriers to innovation and a sharp rebuke of governments for their lack of commitment to keeping medicare current and relevant
Jul 22, 2015
Members of the government-appointed panel are top-flight academics, but the whole exercise lacks credibility. This is the work of MPs
Jul 20, 2015
We are probably wasting somewhere between $32-billion and $86-billion in health spending annually
Jul 14, 2015
In cities such as Paris and Melbourne, public toilets are commonplace and well maintained
Jul 07, 2015
Service dogs help with a variety of medical ailments, but there’s a push to expand certification to all sorts of animals, for all sorts of conditions
Jun 30, 2015
The McGill University Health Centre saga is a shameful example of the worst of petty politics and spineless policy-making
Jun 22, 2015
But asking provocative questions such as ‘Can owning a cat give you schizophrenia?’ could open the door to a world of new possibilities for understanding the causes of mental illness
Jun 15, 2015
The precise way MERS spreads is not currently well understood, but it is likely via respiratory secretions, such as through coughing
Jun 11, 2015
Dr. Cindy Blackstock was recently awarded $20,000 in damages due to the crass manner the office of the Minster of Aboriginal Affairs treated her at a 2009 meeting
Jun 10, 2015
André Picard is a health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He is also the author of three bestselling books.
André has received much acclaim for his writing. He is an eight-time nominee for the National Newspaper Awards, Canada's top journalism prize, and past winner of prestigious Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism.
André has also been honoured for his dedication to improving healthcare. He was named Canada's first "Public Health Hero" by the Canadian Public Health Association and as a "Champion of Mental Health" by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health. His work has been recognized by a number of other consumer groups, including the Alzheimer Society of Canada, the Canadian Hearing Society, Safe Kids Canada, and the Campaign to Control Cancer.
André lives in Montréal.