Why is Health Canada aiding private blood firms?

Why is Health Canada aiding private blood firms?

Putting patients first can save our health system

Putting patients first can save our health system

Want an innovative economy? Fund research

Want an innovative economy?  Fund research

Rising rates of kidney failure signal need for public health strategy

Rising rates of kidney failure signal need for public health strategy

As many as forty thousand people in Canada are affected by kidney failure — a problem that is increasing across the country, with significant consequences for our health system.

Our healthcare system designed for the convenience of practitioners, not patients

Our healthcare system designed for the convenience of practitioners, not patients

We have built a sickness care system rather than a health system This convocation speech was delivered to graduating MDs at the University of Manitoba on the receipt of an honorary doctorate on May 14, 2015. André Picard is a health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff […]

New Panel of International Journalists offers support to journalists covering health systems from around the world

New Panel of International Journalists offers support to journalists covering health systems from around the world

(Winnipeg, MB) Nine health journalists from seven countries are now available as a free resource for journalists covering health systems and health policy issues from around the world.

Private delivery of healthcare can work in a publicly funded system but comes with risks

Private delivery of healthcare can work in a publicly funded system but comes with risks

A decision by the Alberta Health Services last month seemed innocuous enough — to swap the tender for laboratory services from a United States-based transnational corporation to an Australian one — but it provoked a furore of discontent.

Prescription drug costs hurting Canadians

Prescription drug costs hurting Canadians

Health Ministers from across Canada will gather in Banff to discuss issues of common interest and explore opportunities to work together. Pharmacare — a program that would see all prescription drug costs covered through a publicly funded system instead of out-of-pocket — will almost certainly be on the agenda.