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

A landmark law hopes to improve Alzheimer’s care in Mass.

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Half of people with Alzheimer’s haven’t been diagnosed, and half those with a diagnosis don’t know.

Clinic to pay back patients illegally charged cash for Suboxone

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

The owners of the Center for Psychiatric Medicine, a North Andover mental health practice, will pay $612,000 in restitution to 232 patients.

‘Pressure to work in pain.’ A quarter of Mass. opioid deaths are in construction

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Construction workers, farmers, fishermen, and others employed in workplaces where injury is common die of opioid overdoses at rates five or six times greater than the average worker.

Massachusetts opioid bill includes help for pain patients

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

The legislation would establish a program through which doctors can consult a team of pain-management specialists for referrals or treatments.