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

State expands treatment for people with both addiction and mental illness

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Nearly 400 beds will be added across the state, aiming to address a major gap in the treatment system.

BU study suggests a way to diagnose CTE in living people

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Researchers used an experimental brain scan to detect signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in former football players, which currently can only be diagnosed by examining the brains of deceased victims.

Mass. prisons start offering medication to treat addiction

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Starting this week, four facilities are offering Suboxone to ease withdrawal pains and to continue existing prescriptions.

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.