Merrimack Valley Chamber Assembles ‘Opioid Crisis’ Panel Next Week

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The Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce continues its healthcare series next week with a panel discussion on “The Opioid Crisis.”

Speakers Jon Kelley, Trinity EMS; Phil Lahey, Merrimack Valley Prevention and Substance Abuse Project; and Carina Pappalardo, the Psychological Center, discuss what families, employees and businesses need to know to understand and tackle what the Chamber terms “the number one epidemic in healthcare in America.”

The discussion takes place Thursday, Sept. 28, from noon to 1:15 p.m., at Brick House Tavern and Tap, 105 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen.

Admission is $25 for Merrimack Valley Chamber members and $45 for guests. Reservations may be made by calling 978-686-0900 or visiting

2 thoughts on “Merrimack Valley Chamber Assembles ‘Opioid Crisis’ Panel Next Week

  1. Since this is an issue that affects everyone who lives in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, would attract family members, employees and employers, and is billed as “the number one epidemic in healthcare in America,” one would think that the discussion would be FREE to all who wish to attend, rather than to charge attendance fees in an attempt to turn this into a “MONEY MAKER.”

    Jack Haverhill is correct. How do criminal invaders make money — scads of the stuff? They commit mayhem and sell drugs!

  2. The number one healthcare epidemic in this country are the millions of criminal invaders who came to this country during the past 8 years of Obama leaving the southern border wide open. This includes criminals, murderers, rapists, and communicable diseases that had previously been eradicated from this country for decades.