A Few Allergy Facts

Fortune magazine (7/26/10) had some great allergy data that I thought I would capture here:

  • 37M allergy sufferers in the US in 2010 (vs. 19M in 1995)
  • $5.4B in spending on allergy drugs in 2009
  • 6M workdays missed in 2010 due to allergies
  • 16M allergy visits to the physician in 2010
  • $17.5B in medical expenditures in 2010 (~$473 per allergy sufferer per year)

I also heard on the radio this morning in St. Louis that now that we passed a no smoking ban we’ve dropped from the worse allergy city to #6.

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