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World’s most expensive drug costs $US2m

Gene therapy drug Zolgensma has become the world’s most expensive drug, with the one-time treatment priced at $ US2.1255 million ($ A3 million). Swiss drugmaker Novartis has won US approval for its gene therapy Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic cause of death in infants. Novartis executives defended the price, saying that… Read More »

NHS ‘should not prescribe acne drug’

The parents of young people who have killed themselves and patients unable to have sex are calling for the NHS to stop prescribing acne drug Roaccutane. Ed Henthorn said it had caused him erectile dysfunction, psychosis and suicidal thoughts. And one man who believes his son killed himself after taking the drug said the risks… Read More »