List of the most expensive drugs in the world
"Expensive" is not always "efficient". In fact, some of the most expensive drugs at least give positive results. Cheaper will buy a house than some of these drugs. Of course, this list may change in the coming months ...
Annual cost: $ 100 000 to $ 300 000
Mayozaym - a drug used to treat a rare but debilitating disease, glycogen storage disease (Pompe disease). It affects the skeletal muscles and the heart of the patient.
Annual cost: $ 300,000
Akhtar - a drug used to treat seizures in children aged up to two years. Since the Office of sanitary inspection by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved Akhtar, it is not only hard to get, but also the insurance companies usually do not cover the cost of its acquisition.
All this leads to the establishment of high prices and profits from sales in excess of three-quarters of a billion dollars a year.
Annual cost: $ 320,000
Folotin used to fight with a rare and aggressive type of cancer, T-cell lymphoma. For the patient, a six-week course of treatment Folotinom - the last chance to stop the disease. Although the profit from the sale of this product is more than 50 million dollars annually, the drug showed no significant prolongation of life, making it extremely expensive last hope.
Annual cost: $ 350,000
This medicine is used to treat angioedema - hereditary disease, occurring in one person out of 50,000 and causing swelling of the hands, throat and abdomen. Produced from human blood, Cinryze has shown itself very effective in the fight against this disease.
Annual cost: $ 365,000
It is used to treat childhood illness known as Maroto-Lamy syndrome, which affects connective tissues. People suffering from this syndrome have abnormal development of muscles, joints and tissues, which often leads to dwarfism.
Children with this disease also suffer from neurological and cardiac diseases, visual and hearing impairment, brain damage. Negleyzim helps to stimulate the mobility of joints and tissue growth.
Annual cost: $ 375,000
This drug, which cost more than the price of most homes, help in the struggle with Hunter syndrome - a rare inherited disease that prevents physical growth and brain development.
Annual cost: $ 380,000
Vimizim - an enzyme used for the treatment of Morquio syndrome. This disease prevents the breakdown of long-chain sugar molecules in the body of the patient, resulting in disorders of the heart and skeletal development, dwarfism and other serious defects.
Annual cost: $ 440,000
Soliris regularly occupies a leading position in the lists of the most expensive drugs, but at least can lay claim to the title more and very effective for the treatment of paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, which affects about eight million Americans.
The disease destroys red blood cells, increasing the patient's susceptibility to infections, anemia, and blood clots. Soliris helps ease these symptoms by 90%. This drug also proved its worth in the treatment of atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome, another rare and sometimes fatal disease.
Annual cost: $ 1, 21 million.
And the title of the most expensive drugs in the world gets Glybera - the drug is still not approved in the US, but not so long ago approved by the EU. Glybera - gene therapy is applied for the treatment of familial lipoprotein lipase deficiency, disease affecting one person in a million. In the EU, they suffer less than 200 people. Deficiency causes very painful swelling of the pancreas.