There are a number of factors that contribute to the rising cost of treating food poisoning, including the rising demand for specialty medications.
According to data released by the Food and Drug Administration last year, a total of 1.8 million people in the U.S. were treated for food poisoning in 2016.
That is up from 1.1 million in 2015 and a bit less than the 2 million treated in 2015.
The most common medications used in food poisoning include antibiotics, which can cause severe diarrhea, vomiting and stomach pain.
Antibiotics are also increasingly being used in emergency rooms.
But the cost of these drugs has skyrocketed over the past few years.
The price of one of these antibiotics, azithromycin, rose by a staggering $1,826 in 2016, to $7,858.
That’s an 80 percent increase over last year.
Other medications, such as carbamazepine, have risen as well.
The price of the drug has more than tripled since 2015.
In 2018, the Food & Drug Administration announced a rule that mandated the use of azithrombin, which was previously only prescribed for food allergies and Crohn’s disease.
Now, it is used in an increasing number of other conditions.
According a spokesperson for the FDA, azotrops are generally given to people with mild food allergies, such anaphylaxis or non-specific food allergies.
But it is now being used to treat a wider range of food allergies in the United States.
In an emailed statement, the FDA says azotropin is a “common and effective treatment” for food allergy.
But in order to get it approved for food use, the agency said it must first determine that the medication is safe and effective for a population.
The FDA has said it is currently working to make that determination.
A spokesperson for American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology said there is currently no approved food allergy medication approved for the treatment of food allergy in the US.
The spokesperson said that the FDA needs to approve drugs approved for other conditions, like arthritis or epilepsy, to determine if they would be appropriate for treating food allergy and if so, how to get them approved.
“The American College is supportive of the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2018, which will expand access to all drugs approved to treat food allergies,” the spokesperson said.
“This legislation is expected to be fully implemented by the end of the year.”
A spokesperson from the Food Policy Institute of America said that if the FDA approves azotroxil, it would be a welcome change.
“We believe that it will be an important first step toward improving access to azotrophic agents for patients with food allergy,” the spokeswoman said.
But the spokesperson noted that the drug is only approved for use in people with a food allergy that is “substantially controlled.”
“There is no FDA approval to treat all food allergies under any condition, including in people who have a severe allergic reaction,” the statement said.
The Food Safety Institute also said that a 2016 study showed that only about 1 percent of people with severe food allergy would benefit from using azotrols.
“We are very concerned about this number, given that it represents a small fraction of the population with a severe food intolerance,” the organization said.
Another reason why the cost has increased over the years is that a lot of the medications are only approved in one country.
“In 2018 alone, more than 60 medications were approved in Canada, Germany, Denmark, Japan and the United Kingdom for the diagnosis and treatment of non-food allergies,” according to the American College.
The FDA said it plans to “approve” at least 30 more medications in 2018.
But it also said in its statement that there are other countries where the prices are cheaper.
“Many countries have lower prices for the same medication, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, China, France, India, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Germany and Japan, among others,” the FDA said.
This is not the first time the FDA has raised food allergy prices.
Last year, the price of azotrophin, a new medication that is currently only approved to people who do not have food allergies or Crohns disease, rose to $1.08 from $1 per 100 milligrams.
The cost of the drugs have gone up over the last few years, but the FDA spokesperson said the agency is currently looking to make the prices affordable.
“The FDA is working with the Food Manufacturers Association to make these prices as affordable as possible,” the company said in a statement.
The American Cancer Society says the cost to treat an estimated 10 million Americans with food allergies is $1 billion per year.
And the American Association of Poison Control Centers estimates that more than 5 million people get their first treatment with a drug in the past year.