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

Doctor charged with manslaughter in opioid overdose death

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Dr. Richard Miron of Dracut is alleged to have prescribed high doses of opioids without medical reason to a woman who had previously overdosed.

Emergency rooms once offered little for drug users. That’s starting to change

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Massachusetts General Hospital emergency doctors can now prescribe medication for addiction, and a new state law requires others to do the same.

Court orders Essex County to provide methadone to inmate

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

The ruling applies to only one man and one facility. But the decision could resonate nationwide because most prisons and jails do not allow medications to treat addiction.

NFL awards Boston Children’s Hospital $14.7m to study brain injury

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Working with retired football players, the researchers will look for ways to diagnose and treat CTE in the living.