The US Food and Drug Administration Department has approved CSL Behring's hemophilia B gene therapy. In this therapy, Hemophilia disease will be treated through medicine. The medicine which has been approved is the most expensive medicine in the world. This medicine is injected into the body with the help of an injection. Hemophilia patients will be treated with this medicine. However, the cost of this medicine is so high that not everyone will be able to get their treatment done with it.
According to the Food and Drug Administration Department of America, the name of this medicine is Hemgenix. Its price is 3.5 million US dollars. This means it is 28 crore 64 lakh 33 thousand rupees. Due to this, it has become the most expensive medicine in the world. American scientists say that only one use of Hemgenix will eliminate 54 percent of the bleeding in the body. Due to which this patients with hemophilia can be treated easily. Along with this, the risk of infection will be less in the future also.
Medicine can prove to be very effective
Biotechnology investor Brad Lonker said that the price of this drug is a bit higher than expected, but I think it has the potential to be successful because the existing drugs are also very expensive. Since hemophilia patients live in constant fear of bleeding, this medicine can prove to be very effective.
Peter Marks, director of the US Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said that progress has been made in the treatment of hemophilia, but the quality of life of patients can be impaired by not taking the necessary measures to prevent and treat bleeding.
What is hemophilia disease?
Hemophilia is a very rare disease. This is a bleeding disorder. In this disease, the blood flowing from the body does not stop quickly. Many times it happens that bleeding starts and does not stop. In many cases of hemophilia, there is internal bleeding in the body. In this situation, death also occurs due to a lack of immediate treatment. Very few people have this disease in India. Only 1 out of 6 thousand people get this disease. In most cases, the cause of hemophilia is genetic. This disease is seen more in men than in women. This disorder occurs even with birth in children and Type-A and Type-B cases are seen more.