If the classic Shangri-Las song Leader of the Pack was rewritten as an ode to Canadian health care, the title would have to change to Middle of the Pack
Sep 29, 2016
More doctors are buying into the idea that treatments and costs must be considered within a larger social context
Sep 27, 2016
A year after collapsing near the Montreal marathon’s finish line, Stéphane Demers is running again – this time with the race’s medical director beside him
Sep 25, 2016
The industry has launched a massive – and flawed – campaign attacking Ottawa’s decision to introduce packaging rules for cigarettes and other products
Sep 22, 2016
People die because those who could help them fear criminal prosecution
Sep 20, 2016
A landmark study shows that mortality rates don’t really vary depending on type of treatment, or whether a man is treated at all
Sep 20, 2016
Group calls for action, pointing to province’s alarming rate of infection, which is even higher among the indigenous community
Sep 19, 2016
One of the key elements of the regulatory regime needs to be data collection and analysis
Sep 13, 2016
A constitutional challenge is about to expose many of the absurdities and contradictions in the way we fund and regulate health care
Sep 06, 2016
Paper finds more than 50,000 people in Ontario alone are on methadone maintenance treatment
Aug 29, 2016
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.