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André Picard

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 five 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.



Years at The Globe and Mail

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Boomers, remember the real – and perceived – harms of cannabis use André Picard
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Edibles will be notably absent from cannabis offerings after legalization on Wednesday Subscriber content André Picard
Access to medical cannabis regulation will remain in place at least five more years: Health Canada Subscriber content
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The legal age for cannabis won’t magically protect young people from harm André Picard
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What Vancouver’s departing mayor learned from a decade of the opioid crisis André Picard
Pay-equity victory for Ontario midwives a reminder that gender equality still long way off in health care Subscriber content André Picard
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Will an Aspirin a day really keep the doctor away? That depends André Picard
Almost all Canadians would benefit from palliative care. Only one in seven can actually access it at end-of-life André Picard
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In a month, pot will be legal. But the list of rules has never been longer André Picard
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Let’s dial back the hysteria over the ‘epidemic’ of teen vaping André Picard
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Decriminalization is one powerful force to ease the overdose crisis André Picard
Cardiac death rates 100% more than predicted? Sometimes numbers aren’t exactly what they seem
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Delving into the health data shows that Canadian kids aren’t all right André Picard
For people with developmental disabilities, a job is more than a paycheque – it says ‘I’m valuable’
Saudi Arabia allows medical trainees to stay in Canada
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New research concludes there is no safe level of alcohol. But look beyond the alarmist headlines André Picard
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Both leading parties in Quebec woo electorate with unusual promises of who will be next Health Minister André Picard
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There are no winners in the senseless withdrawal of Saudi residents and fellows from Canadian hospitals André Picard
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Why Canadian medical students should be offered free tuition André Picard
Gigi Osler takes over as president of Canadian Medical Association – great-great-great niece of legendary physician and past CMA president