World’s most expensive drug costs $US2m

Gene therapy drug Zolgensma has become the world’s most expensive drug, with the one-time treatment priced at $ US2.1255 million ($ A3 million). Swiss drugmaker Novartis has won US approval for its gene therapy Zolgensma for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), the leading genetic cause of death in infants. Novartis executives defended the price, saying that… Read More »

New Gene Variations for Type 2 Diabetes Found

THURSDAY, May 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It has long been known that lifestyle affects a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Now, researchers report that they have identified rare variants of four genes that may also play a part. For the study, an international team of scientists analyzed protein-coding genes from nearly 21,000… Read More »