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.

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For families of ALS patients, providing home care can be an infinite challenge

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Although ALS is a relatively rare disease, the challenges that families face as they provide care reveal systemic failures that affect anyone with a disabling illness, patient advocates say.

State moves to prevent surge in HIV infections among homeless drug users

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Seven recent cases, most diagnosed in December, are among 25 HIV infections in an outbreak first recognized a year ago, stirring concerns about a deadly consequence of the opioid epidemic.

Federal database of addiction treatment providers outdated, study finds

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Researchers found that the Buprenorphine Practitioner Locator, which lists doctors who can prescribe an antiaddiction medication, is rife with inaccuracies in 10 counties.

Understanding the motives of mothers involved in their children’s deaths

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

They often suffer from distorted thinking and believe their children are better off dying with them, say experts who have studied the tragic topic.