Blindness Gene Therapy Becomes Most Expensive Medicine In U.S.

With a sticker price of $850,000, a gene therapy for blindness will be the most expensive medicine sold in the United States. The treatment called Luxturna is manufactured by Spark Therapeutics and helps treat Leber congenital aumaurosis, an inherited condition that leads to blindness. The rare condition only affects two to three people per 100,000. The…

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