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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Few youths receive medication for opioid addiction, study finds

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Only one out of four people age 13 to 25 get the recommended prescriptions.

Psychiatrist says Carter verdict shows risk of ‘toying’ with the emotionally vulnerable

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

The verdict affirms society’s disapproval of mistreating people who are suffering and often not thinking rationally, one expert says.

Influential word-usage guide changes the language of addiction

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

The AP Stylebook urges words that treat addiction as a medical rather than a moral issue.

Pediatricians are treating opioid addicts, and it’s working

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Wareham Pediatrics provides counseling and Suboxone prescriptions in a unique project that doctors hope others will emulate.