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19 out of 20 patients who think they are allergic to penicillin are wrong and are costing 63% more
It is has been reported that of the 30 million U.S. patients reporting to be penicillin allergic, 28.5 million actually are not. That means up to 19 out of 20 patients who think they are allergic to penicillin are misinformed. Antibiotic costs for patients who report penicillin allergies are as much as 63% higher.