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

Red Sox prospect had a very rare, aggressive cancer, according to death certificate

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Daniel Flores’s death certificate indicated he had metastatic choriocarcinoma, a type of cancer that represents less than 1 percent of all testicular cancer cases.

Mass. governor aims to expand battle against opioid addiction

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Governor Baker’s proposals include an effort to ensure higher-quality addiction treatment and a provision to allow doctors to commit unwilling patients to 72 hours in a treatment facility.

Opioid-related deaths decline by 10 percent in Mass.

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

New health department data for first nine months of 2017 suggest the tide may be turning.

Sox prospect’s rapid decline so soon after diagnosis surprises cancer doctors

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Daniel Flores reportedly had testicular cancer, which is one of the most curable cancers, even when advanced, specialists said.