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May 22, 2024

FAA Reauthorization Act now mandates Naloxone on all US flights

Credit: Tri-State Alert

21 May 2024- Congressman David Trone has applauded the House passage of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2024, which included language from Rep. Trone’s bill to direct the FAA to update aircraft emergency medical kits to include overdose reversal medication. The FAA Reauthorization Act includes language that expresses the need for medical experts to examine and update the list of mandated contents for emergency medical kits, to include opioid reversal medication, and requires a rulemaking within two years for medical kits, first aid, and training for crewmembers. It now heads to President Biden’s desk to become law. 

“Overdoses can happen anywhere, and airlines need to be equipped to handle them. This bill is about being prepared to save lives whenever and wherever necessary,” said Congressman David Trone, co-founder and co-chair of the Bipartisan Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Task Force. “Last year, 112,000 Americans lost their lives to drug overdoses. By passing this bill today, we are one step closer to ensuring Naloxone is easily accessible to prevent tragedies and protect the American people.”

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