Felice J. Freyer

Felice J. Freyer covers health policy and public health. She joined the Globe in 2014 after years as the medical writer for The Providence Journal, where she was awarded the “Master Reporter” award from the New England Association of Newspaper Editors. She is a board member and treasurer of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Latest stories

Boston Medical Center, nurses’ union reach contract agreement

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

The four-year deal includes wage increases, safety initiatives, and payment for professional development.

Major Mass. hospitals pledge to train doctors in addiction care

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

A consortium of Boston and Cambridge hospitals seek to address the stigma and lack of education uncovered in a new survey.

Stop sending men to prison for addiction treatment, group recommends

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

The state’s Section 35 Commission says men who are ordered into treatment should go to a licensed health care program, reflecting a shift in how addiction is viewed by lawmakers.

‘Flawed’ study shows possible lasting effects from drug exposure in the womb

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

It’s the first study of how opioid-exposed children fare as they grow, but critics say it fails to answer the critical questions.