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

For first time in Mass., male inmate will get methadone

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

A federal judge has ordered the Essex County House of Correction to provide the medication to Geoffrey Pesce.

Opioid overdose deaths in Mass. fell again in 2018

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

The 4 percent drop-off makes 2018 the second consecutive year in which overdose deaths declined. Even so, nearly 2,000 died.

US attorney releases new antiopioid TV and radio ads

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Addiction specialists say the PSAs offer some valuable information but lean toward ineffective scare tactics.

$50m gift to Mass. General will support several projects

, Globe Staff

Massachusetts General Hospital has received one of its largest gifts ever — $50 million from philanthropists James S. and Carol J. Herscot.