The world’s most expensive drug “Zolgensma” appeared in Russia

In Russia, the most expensive drug in the world, Zolgensma, entered circulation, it is used to treat spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). This was reported in the Center for the Development of Advanced Technologies.

“The first packs of Zolgensma were labeled and put into civilian circulation… Three packs of the drug have already been used by the capital’s Morozov Children’s Hospital and the National Medical Research Center for Children’s Health,” quotes TASS message.

Recall that with SMA, the patient gradually loses motor functions, the child may stop moving and even breathe. In Russia, until last year, only two drugs for the treatment of the disease were registered – Nusinersen (Spinraza) and Risdiplam. One injection of Spinraza costs $125,000. Zolgensma was registered in December 2021. The cost of one dose of this drug is more than $2 million.

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