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OTCs in carry-ons

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Four ounces of non-prescription liquid medications, up to five ounces of low blood sugar treatments and small amounts of breast milk and baby formula will be allowed in carry-on bags according to the new TSA security procedures issued Aug. 13. Breast milk and baby formula will only be allowed if a passenger is traveling with a baby or toddler. All items including medication will be x-rayed unless a passenger asks for visual inspection...

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