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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Stories of grief — and hope — pour out on Twitter after suicides

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

People around the globe are posting about loved ones they lost to suicide, about having survived a suicide attempt, and about having suicidal thoughts.

Psychologist accused of sex with patient surrenders license

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Melvin Rabin admitted this week that he violated professional boundaries. But it took state regulators more than two years to resolve his case.

Get Smart

Five myths about medications to treat addiction

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Substituting one addiction for another? A scam by Big Pharma? Not really.

‘I was sick and I needed medicine’ Treating drug addiction with drugs

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

After a decade of shooting heroin, a man resumes an upper-middle-class life, and credits a medication. Others disapprove of anti-addiction drugs, and specialists say this resistance to proven therapies impedes the battle against opioids.