Avoiding adverse drug interactions

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Impairment from medication, particularly over-the-counter (OTC) medication, has been cited in a number of accidents in general aviation (GA). In a 2011 study from the FAA Civil Aerospace Medical Institute’s Toxicology Lab, drugs/medications were found in 570 pilots (42%) from 1,353 total fatal pilots tested. Of the pilots with positive drug results, 90%, were flying under Part 91.

Learn more in this recent “Fly Safe” topic from the FAASTeam.

Eric Radtke