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

‘She had trusted me. And I’d turned her away.’ Chelsea doctor’s regrets lead to call to action on opioid patients

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

A Chelsea physician writes of the importance — and rewards — of treating opioid addiction in primary care.

Deaths by opioid overdose fell 8.3 percent last year in Massachusetts

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

The new data shows the first downturn in deaths since rates began to rise five years ago.

New mothers overcoming addiction face a world of obstacles

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Many stop using drugs during pregnancy, yet find little help sustaining their recovery once the baby is born.

What’s happening to Gronk’s brain?

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Concussions set off an “energy crisis” — cell metabolism gets disrupted. But with physical and mental rest, the brain heals.