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At $2 million, the costliest ever medicine has just got US approval

Updated : May 25, 2019 02:52 PM IST

Babies given Zolgensma after six months stopped losing muscle control, but the medicine can't reverse damage already done.
The treatment is priced at $2.125 million.
Zolgensma works by supplying a healthy copy of the faulty gene, which allows nerve cells to then start producing the needed protein.
At $2 million, the costliest ever medicine has just got US approval

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