World’s Most Expensive Medicine Officially Appeared in Russia

The world’s most expensive drug “Zolgensma”, which is used to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), has officially appeared in Russia, according to the operator of the national product labeling system “Chestny Znak” (“Honest Sign”), the Center for the Development of Advanced Technologies.  

Picture: RIA Novosti

The first packages of “Zolgensma” were marked and entered into civil circulation, which follows from the data of the “Honest Sign” labeling system.

“Three packages of the drug have already been used by the metropolitan Morozov Children’s Hospital and the National Medical Research Center for Children’s Health,” the operator stated.

As reminded, at the end of last year, the Ministry of Health registered in Russia the drug “Zolgensma”, which is one of the three existing drugs in the world that are used for SMA. The Swiss company Novartis produces the medicine. It is specified that one injection is enough to treat a child, but the cost of one dose of the drug is over $2 million.

Ru-Main, 07.07.2022
Source: Interfax 

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