What can be the cost of the world’s most expensive medicine? The most expensive drug in the world is worth more than five crore rupees. Yes, you are reading it right. The cost of this medicine, prepared in the US, is 5 crore 39 lakh 79 thousand 250 rupees. Its name is Luxturna. This medicine is designed to eliminate hereditary blindness. Spark Therapistics, a manufacturer of this medicine based in Philadelphia, said that it would be a single dosage drug.
Its retail price will be 2 crore 69 lakh 89 thousand 625 rupees for one eye medicine. This is less than the amount of 6 crore 34 lakh 25 thousand fixed from the FDA before getting recognition in December. After its announcement, it is being debated in the US. People are also discussing high price of medicine for innovative treatment. Among the fears of criticism, Spark has made a promise that the money will be returned if the treatment is not successful. The company has expressed hope that US health officials will facilitate payments in installments.