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Schumer demands FAA make airlines carry EpiPens for severe allergic reactions on planes


Added 07-21-19 07:13:02pm EST - “Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on Sunday that all airlines should carry life-saving EpiPens on planes and he urged regulators to require that the device for serious allergic reactions is included in on-board emergency kits.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Schumer demands FAA make airlines carry EpiPens for severe allergic reactions on planes”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on Sunday that all airlines should carry life-saving EpiPens on planes and he urged regulators to require that the device for serious allergic reactions is included in on-board emergency kits.

The Federal Aviation Administration has allowed airlines to leave EpiPens out of their medical kits since 2016 because there was a shortage of the product.

Schumer and Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) sent a letter to the FAA on Sunday demanding that it reverse that policy.

The EpiPen contains a measured dose of epinepherine, which helps minimize severe reactions to things like insect bites, drugs and food.

Two weeks ago, New York physician Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, known online as “Dr. Mike,” saved a passenger having a serious allergic reaction on a Delta Air Lines flight to Israel.

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