New law will require planes to carry epinephrine for anaphylaxis

low-angle photography of airliner during flight

The five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was signed into law on May 16, 2024. In a big win for allergists and allergy advocacy organizations, the law includes a provision that requires airlines to include epinephrine in a form specifically intended for treating anaphylaxis in all on-board first aid kits on planes.

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) and its Advocacy Council have been advocating for this change with Congress for many years.