Death from allergic reactions due to drugs has more than doubled in the last 10 years. Now hear this! Around 60% of all fatal allergic reactions are caused by drugs – not food allergies. In fact, only 7% of all allergy fatalities are caused by foods with bites and stings rounding in at 15%. Of course, in the national registry for anaphylaxis deaths caused by allergic reactions, the drugs that killed are almost never named and when they are, a majority of them are prescription antibiotics.