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

Suit seeks methadone treatment for federal inmate

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

The ACLU is asking a judge to order the Federal Bureau of Prisons to provide the medication to an Everett woman with opioid use disorder.

Suit alleges bias in civil commitments for addiction

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Two men allege that they are unlawfully being held in a prison rather than sent to a treatment facility, even though they have not been charged with a crime.

In Rhode Island, some get addiction care at the pharmacy

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

In a Rhode Island research study, people addicted to opioids will have their treatment managed by pharmacists.

Interim FDA chief draws praise from Boston colleagues

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Dr. Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless underwent his postgraduate medical training in Boston and has maintained ties to cancer doctors here.