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.

No comments yet... Be the first to leave a reply!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: