Novartis’ gene therapy Zolgensma will cost $2.1 million

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Dr. Vasant Narasimhan, CEO of Novartis, speaking at the Healthy Returns conference in New York City on May 21, 2019.

Astrid Stawiarz | CNBC

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Novartis‘ $2.1 million gene therapy for spinal muscular atrophy — making it the world’s most expensive drug.

The therapy, Zolgensma, is a one-time treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, a muscle-wasting disease and leading genetic cause of infant mortality that affects one in…



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