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February 01, 2024

Southwest to carry overdose reversal drug naloxone in in-flight emergency medical kits

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Southwest Airlines is the latest commercial airline to announce it will carry naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal drug, as part of its in-flight emergency medical kits.

U.S. Representative Brittany Petterson (CO-07), alongside Representatives David Trone (D-MD) and Jake Ellzey (R-TX), introduced legislation in May 2023 that would require all airlines to carry opioid overdose medication aboard planes.

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