Delta will begin carrying powerful overdose-reversal drug on flights

KALB - Delta Air Lines said it will add naloxone, a medication that reverses overdoses, to its emergency medical kits starting in the fall.

The company made the decision to carry the drug, which is often sold under the brand name Narcan, after a passenger tweeted that a man died aboard one of its flights.

The passenger reportedly passed out in the bathroom with a needle in his arm during a flight from Boston to Los Angeles on Saturday, and flight attendants, a doctor and passengers couldn’t save him.