Our current mishmash of regulations serves only to polarize public perception of a drug no more harmful than tobacco or alcohol
Aug 21, 2014
CMA has a long-standing opposition to smoking because of the health problems it can cause and there should be no exceptions, president says
Aug 20, 2014
Dr. Chris Simpson says health-care system still reflects priorities of 1950s, which sought to meet acute-care needs of young population
Aug 20, 2014
Organization now encourages physicians to ‘follow their conscience’ when a patient requests medical aid in dying
Aug 19, 2014
CMA says seniors’ strategy could save system billions as poll shows aging demographic worries over quality, availability of resources
Aug 18, 2014
The Health Minister was reacting to a decision by leading physician groups to distance themselves from Health Canada’s new $6-million marijuana smoking cessation campaign
Aug 18, 2014
Health Canada said it routinely works with partners in the health sector and dismissed suggestions that the campaign is in any way partisan
Aug 17, 2014
World Pride took over Toronto earlier this summer. LGBT events will bring thousands to Montreal this week. But in the developing world, violent homophobia is on the rise
Aug 15, 2014
Kurt Cobain was called a ‘casualty of success’ when he died in 1994, while initial media reports of Robin Williams’s death focused on his struggles with depression, alcohol and cocaine. The contrast reflects a dramatic improvement in news coverage of suicide over the course of two decades
Aug 12, 2014
The Museum of AIDS in Africa, now a travelling exhibit, hopes to offer a retrospective on the virus and provide a place to grieve
Aug 10, 2014
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.