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

In Springfield, death rate from opioids soars

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

The rate of fatal overdoses has declined slightly statewide, but with stark geographical differences. Plymouth County saw a 26 percent drop; Hampden saw an 84 percent increase.

Seeking a safe place: Vancouver’s story

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Since 2003, thousands of lives have been saved at North America’s first safe injection site, but the addiction crisis continues.

Diplomat sickened in China pledges to donate his brain

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Mark Lenzi, suffering from concussion symptoms even though he never hit his head, believes he and others were victims of a microwave attack by a foreign power.

Harvard, MIT share $9 million gift to study marijuana’s health effects

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Described as the largest donation to cannabis research, the money — from an investor in the marijuana industry — aims to fill huge gaps in knowledge of the drug’s effects.