Health care is somewhat of a buzzword these days, thanks to the Obama administration. I'm still trying to decipher what the new policies mean for you and me, and in the meantime let's take a look at the world's most expensive drugs. It makes sense that the priciest meds are the most specialized and meant for conditions that aren't common. Can you guess the cost of the most costly drugs? Take the quiz!
How Much Are the World's Most Expensive Drugs?
Elaprase treats an ultra-rare metabolic disorder called Hunter's syndrome. How much does the drug cost the average patient per year?
Cerezyme is for Gaucher disease, a disorder in which a missing enzyme causes lumps of fat to build up in the spleen, heart, and sometimes the brain. What does a year's worth of treatment cost the average patient?
Naglazyme treats a metabolic disorder called Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome and afflicts 1,100 people worldwide. How much does the average patient pay per year for this treatment?
Cinryze treats hereditary angiodema, an immune system disorder that causes swelling in the abdomen and lips. What is the cost per year for the drug?
Soliris treats paroxysymal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, a disorder in which the immune system destroys red blood cells at night. As the world's most expensive drug, how much does one year of treatment cost on average?