No one enjoys the cost of their prescriptions—especially here in the United States, where health insurance doesn't provide as much coverage as some other countries. Luckily for many Americans, they don't have cough up the cash for any of the seven most expensive prescription drugs in the country, which treat rare and dangerous diseases and cost hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.
Monthly supply: $36,992
What it is: A lipid-lowering agent for the treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia
6. H.P. Acthar
Monthly supply: $38,892
What it is: H.P. Acthar is used to treat infantile spasms (seizures) in babies and children younger than 2 years of age. It can also treat multiple sclerosis in adults.
Monthly supply: $42,137
What it is: A synthetic analog of the hormone leptin used to treat diabetes and various forms of dyslipidemia
Monthly supply: $42,570
What it is: Chenodal is used to treat gallstones in patients who will be having gallbladder surgery.
Monthly supply: $44,140
What it is: The main function of Cinryze, a protease inhibitor, is the inhibition of the complement system to prevent spontaneous activation
Monthly supply: $45,000
What it is: Can be used to treat toxoplasmosis, as well as prevent malaria and other kinds of infections
Monthly supply: $52,321
What it is: Actimmune can treat infections caused by chronic granulomatous disease, and can also slow the progression of severe osteopetrosis.