WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE MEDICINE
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What is the most expensive medicine in the world?
People pay billions of dollars in
prescription medicine every year. But just what medicine qualifies as the most
expensive of them all?
That medicine, according to Forbes, is Soliris.
Soliris is made by Alexion Pharmaceuticals and is used to treat paroxysmal
nocturnal hemoglobinuria, otherwise known as PNH. PNH is a form of anemia, but
it’s an extremely rare form. Instead of being inherited, as other forms of
anemia are, PNH is acquired. What also differentiates PNH from other forms of
anemia is the fact that instead of the body having a low production of red blood
cells, as is the case with common forms of anemia, the body actually destroys
red blood cells. This not only makes PNH much rarer, but also much more
PNH is so rare that it’s estimated that only about
8,000 Americans suffer from it. Because of this, Alexion Pharmaceuticals doesn’t
have many people competing with them in regards to the medication for it. And
it’s because there are no competitors for it that Alexion can charge $409,500.