Chamber sets opioid workshop

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Safety Committee will hold an educational workshop on opioids in today’s workplace from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 12 at Hoss’s Steak and Sea House in Duncansville.

The workshop will identify laws that pertain to approval of drugs and their enforcement, outline the history of drugs with the potential for abuse and strategies for dealing with abuse potential, describe appropriate patient selection, as well as product selection, with regard to patient condition and potential side effects, and explain the role of opioids and medication assisted treatment in the workplace. The workshop will be led by Dr. Peter Kreckel, a pharmacist at Thompson Pharmacy and Empower3 Clinic.

The cost to attend the event is $20 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. A buffet breakfast is included. To register, call the Chamber at 943-8151 or register online at