Opioid Update Event Hosted by Rep. Boback and Misericordia University


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 In her continuing effort to raise public awareness regarding the region’s drug crisis, Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) is sponsoring an “Opioid Update Event” in conjunction with Misericordia University on Thursday, Oct. 18. The event will be held at Insalaco Hall, 301 Lake St., Dallas, starting at 9:30 a.m., and feature Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Rachel Levine as the guest speaker. 

“Approximately 13 Pennsylvanians die every day from an opioid overdose. That number alone should stop you in your tracks,” said Boback. “Our community needs to be fully engaged if we are to defeat this lethal enemy.” 

Members of the STOP and HOPE coalitions from Luzerne and Wyoming counties will be on hand, along with numerous agencies, to provide information. 

For more information or to register for this event, please call Boback’s Dallas district office at 570-675-6000 or her Tunkhannock district office at 570-836-4777. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended. 

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