Jan 4, 2018

US drug firm offers cure for blindness – at $425,000 an eye

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Gene therapy is not alone in commanding staggering sums, particularly when it comes to treatments for rare diseases. Soliris, a drug that treats a condition called paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria that attacks red blood cells, can cost up to $700,000 a year, while Elaprase, used in the treatment of Hunter syndrome, costs $500,000 a year.

Spark Therapeutics says ‘responsible price’ for Luxturna gene therapy ensures access for patients with retinal defect.

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