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

Neighborhood Health Plan to encourage prescribing of anti-addiction medication

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

The plan creates incentives for network doctors to prescribe buprenorphine, a drug that prevents overdoses and supports recovery, but is underused.

Stopping a deadly bleed: it’s more complicated than you think

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Bystanders are often willing to help, but cards and kits providing on-the-spot guidance for applying tourniquets worked poorly in a recent study by Boston researchers.

MassHealth overpaid for drug tests, audit finds

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Laboratories bill separately for tests that are supposed to be “bundled,” costing the state up to $4.4 million over four years.

HIV is surging in Lawrence and Lowell. The CDC wants to know why

By Felice J. Freyer , Globe Staff

Fifty-two new HIV cases — linked to injecting drug users — were reported in 2017 in the state’s northeast region, up from 32 in 2016.