8/23/18 2:43:24 PM-- Glen Burnie, MD, U.S.A -- Narcan (naloxone) will be used to help deal with overdoses of opiates and opioids in the Anne Arundel County (Maryland) school system. Schools are training school nurses and employees to prevent heroin and fentanyl overdoses. -- Photo by Doug Kapustin, Freelance ORG XMIT:

Delta to stock in-flight medical kits with Narcan

Delta Air Lines said it plans to stock the emergency medical kits on board its planes with Narcan starting this fall.

Atlanta-based Delta’s spokesman Michael Thomas said the airline decided early this year to provision Narcan in the on-board kits. Naloxone, which can reverse the effects of opioid overdose, is sold under the brand name Narcan.

The Association of Flight Attendants in February 2018 called for the Federal Aviation Administration to require airlines to stock naloxone nasal spray on all commercial flights and to train flight attendants to administer naloxone as first responders.

According to the Association of Flight Attendants, United, Frontier and Alaska have planes with enhanced emergency medical kits stocked with naloxone.

Delta discussed its plans to stock Narcan after a Delta Air Lines passenger tweeted about a medical incident involving a passenger on a flight who died.


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Kelly Yamanouchi
Kelly Yamanouchi
Business reporter Kelly Yamanouchi covers airlines and the airport.