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U.S. regulators approve most expensive medicine ever: $2.1 million to treat fatal disease in babies – CBS News

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a $ 2.1 million medication to treat a fatal disease in children — the most expensive treatment ever. The medicine, Zolgensma, by drugmaker Novartis, targets a condition called spinal muscular atrophy that weakens a child’s muscles so quickly they’re unable to move or breathe.  The disorder affects 400… Read More »

Montreal doctors’ ‘Hail Mary’ treatment could save babies’ lives from most common of all rare diseases

MONTREAL — Lyana Deslauriers was born with eyes a magnetic, ethereal blue, low-set ears and a heart two sizes too large. That thick, dense heart would keep growing and threaten to kill the Joliette, Que., toddler before her Montreal doctors tried something never before attempted — a “Hail Mary” that could turn the world’s most… Read More »