We all know that drugs are widely used in medicine and pharmaceutical industry, There are various rare and very precious drugs whose demand in market is very high. The high demand and the possible rarity of such drugs make them one of the most valuable items in the world. Some drugs can even cost more than a car! According to the Forbes magazine, the world’s most expensive drugs includeAlexion Pharmaceutical’s Soliris at the top. Forbes has done the survey of top nine drugs which cost more than $200, 000 on yearly basis.
This drug has taken the place of world’s most expensive drug. This statement is made by Forbes magazine by doing market and data analysis, and after analyzing manufacturer’s and sale’s price, has arrived to this conclusion. Solorin is basically an antibody agent that is used to cure a rare blood disorder called paraxysymal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). This disease is common among Americans. Statistics show that almost eight thousand Americans are afflicted by this disease every year. This disease destroys red blood cells in a matter of one night. Soliris sale in 2013 was $295 million. Alexion claims that since they have started selling the drug, the stock price has gone as high as 130%. It is sold at $409,500 a year.
Another drug among the world’s most expensive drugs is Idursulface. The brand name of the drug is Elaprase manufactured by Shite. The drug is used for the cure of Hunter syndrome. This disease may cause infections, brain damage and breathing issues. Hunter’s syndrome is a rare metabolic disorder that afflicted 500 American citizens only. The domestic sale of Elaprase was #353 million last year. The total earning per year from the sale of Elaprase is $375,000making it second most expensive drug.
Naglazyme, also called galsulfase is used for the cure of Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome. Due to this syndrome, especially in children, the mental growth maybe is normal, but the physical symptoms are similar to that found in Hurler syndrome. This syndrome is caused by the deficiency of N-acetylgalactosamine4-sulfatase. The disorders include deafness, clouded corneas, severe pain due to traumatized nerves and roots. The total cost of Naglazyme is $365,000 a year making it third most expensive drug in the world.
Another one of the world’s most expensive drugs is Cinryze costing $350,000 per year. Cinryze is manufactured by Viropharma and is used to prevent swelling of the face. This drug is basically C1-inhibitor; its main function is to prevent spontaneous multiplication or activation. It flows in the blood at a level of 0.25 g/L. Deficiency of C1-inhibitor causes excessive swelling because of fluidleakage from blood vessels to the connective tissues. The sale of this drug increased from $95 million last to $350 million this year.
Nest to Cinryze in the list is Myozyme i.e. alglucosudase alpha used to prevent Pompe disease, also called glycogen storage diseade type II. Pope disease is a metabolic disorder that causes damage to cells and muscles of whole body. . The manufacturer of this drug is Genzyme. According to Forbes magazine, Myozyme is the fifth most expensive drug with the total annual cost of $300,000. Next to Nyozyme is Arcalyst. Arcalyst is also manufactured by Genzyme with the total annual cost of $250,000. This drug is used for cryopyrinassociated periodic syndromes which are related to mutations in gene.
These are the top most expensive drugs in the world which are produced under top class environments and under world expert druggists who ensure its safety and proper use.