Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora
Switzerland – The most expensive drug in the world is called Zolgensma, cost 2.125 million dollars and is used to treat spinal muscular atrophy. It was developed by the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novaris, that received permission for its commercialization in different countries of the world.
The Russian Ministry of Health has admitted and registered the drug that requires a single application and must be administered shortly after the disease is detected. This medication is effective only if it is administered before the age of two..
Although there are similar treatments for less than half the price, Swiss drug promises to halt the progression of the disease that limits children's mobility and causes death in a short time.
The experts clarified that babies who are inoculated after reaching six months of age could lose muscle control and Zolgensma will not be able to reverse the damage.
The disease is a genetic disorder that affects motor neurons in the spinal cord., weakens the muscular system and can make it impossible for children to move, eat and even breathe.
The condition means low levels of a protein that makes movement possible and is needed by the brain to send orders to the muscles through the nerves that run down the spinal cord..