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Over-the-Counter Drugs Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Over 90% of U.S. adults prefer to treat their minor ailments themselves before seeking professional care. So, over-the-counter (OTC) drug products play an increasingly vital role in America's healthcare system. OTC drugs are nonprescription, defined as drugs that are safe and effective for use by the general public without seeking treatment by a health professional. Among these products are analgesics, digestive remedies, and dermatologicals.

The FDA reviews OTC drugs, primarily handled by the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Office of Drug Evaluation IV. Because there are over 300,000 marketed OTC drug products, FDA reviews the active ingredients and the labeling of over 80 therapeutic classes of drugs, for example analgesics or antacids, instead of individual drug products.’s comprehensive market research and company reports on the OTC drug industry provide full coverage of OTC drugs, including the cough remedy, contraceptive and smoking cessation markets. Reports focus on consumer health trends and developments and include data on market segmentation, size and growth in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Asia, and global markets.

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Over-the-Counter Drugs Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Consumer Health in Belgium

    ...have a limited number of outbreaks of infectious diseases. Unfortunately for manufacturers, 2016 was “a year without winter”, with very mild temperatures until March, and then bad weather during the spring. This strongly limited the ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Croatia

    ...were the recovering economy, growth in the GDP and greater consumer spending. However, price increases also played a significant role. Euromonitor International's Consumer Health in Croatia report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Croatia explore new products, sticking to standard formats. Despite an increase in demand for the herbal/traditional format being evident, sales of herbal/traditional dermatologicals represented just 5% of total dermatologicals value sales in 2016. Euromonitor International's ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Bosnia-Herzegovina

    ...important analgesics are to manufacturers’ product portfolios and why we still see advertising and product development focusing on analgesics. Euromonitor International's Analgesics in Bosnia-Herzegovina report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Bosnia-Herzegovina towards the end of the review period. Thanks to a new retailing concept built around the idea of OTC medicines, consumer health grew in spite of the negativity of the economic environment during the ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Brazil

    ...some categories has made them more resilient, a situation which can be perceived more acutely in OTC analgesics and cough, cold and allergy (hay fever) remedies. On the other hand, vitamins and dietary supplements are ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Peru

    ...these crimes are imprisonment for 4-10 years and can be as long as 15 years if the medicine sold causes a person’s death. The strength of the punishments by the government, the more common operations ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Peru

    ...Euromonitor International's Analgesics in Peru report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2011-2015, allowing you to identify the ... Read More

  • Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Belgium

    ...every year. After an appreciable performance in 2015, 2016 started too badly to allow marketers be optimistic about the whole year. Due to the mild temperatures in the winter, there was no peak of colds ... Read More

  • Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Brazil

    ...largest category overall within consumer health. During the same year, the category posted current value growth of 8% to reach sales of B$5.9 billion, a performance which was slower than the current value CAGR of ... Read More

  • Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in Peru

    ...phenomenon, which causes more respiratory problems, as well as to the high traffic and pollution in main cities which causes allergy problems as well. The fact that Peruvians’ purchasing power and access to healthcare has ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Peru temperature in some parts of the country that have caused dermatological problems to rise in the population. Due to the climate, the National Service of Meteorology and Hydrology of Peru has warned that Peru ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Belgium

    ...seemed to have recovered from the reverse switch of Motilium and its consequences. In 2014 the category coped with the full force of the reverse switch of the gastroprokinetic Motilium from Janssen-Cilag in December 2013; ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Brazil

    ...category as they have witnessed a strong increase in their disposable incomes over the course of the last decade and this has meant that they have gained greater access to OTC medications. However, the economic ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Belgium

    ...herbal/traditional dietary supplements and herbal/traditional cough, cold and allergy (hay fever) remedies, which accounted for 42% and 37% shares of value sales respectively in 2016. First, in spite of the success of cranberry, red rice ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Brazil

    ...medications to treat minor pains and illnesses. Consumers in Brazil generally see herbal/traditional products as a healthier and more natural alternative to treat minor ailments. Euromonitor International's Herbal/Traditional Products in Brazil report offers a comprehensive ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Peru

    ...individuals to buy herbal/traditional products. Herbal/traditional products are popular in Peru and some such remedies are even passed down from generation to generation, who know how to use and prepare plants and herbs who vale ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Belgium the increasingly blurred difference between some combination dietary supplements, multivitamins and sleep aids which highlight similar relaxing claims – for instance Merck Consumer Healthcare, which launched Promagnor Relaxation in vitamins and dietary supplements at ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Brazil

    ...value CAGR of 8%. This can be partially attributed to the economic downturn in the country, which is having a strong impact on demand and is adversely affecting wider sales of OTC products. Euromonitor International's ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Peru

    ...because of work and/or studies. Since 2009 the hectic lifestyle of Peruvians and the level of stress they are exposed to have increased; therefore, it is reasonable to assume that sleeping problems have increased and ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Latvia

    ...overeating at the weekend, are also increasing discomfort and disorders related to digestion. These trends are partially offset by the health and wellness trend that is also apparent through greater attention paid by consumers to ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Norway

    ...likely to continue. Digestive enzymes was the second best performer, mainly down to the success the Creon series from Abbott Norge. Proton pump Inhibitors was the worst performer with value decline of 4%. Euromonitor International's ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Venezuela

    ...the massive shortages of major raw materials and inputs. Restrictions and delays in the allocation of foreign exchange have increased the debts that domestic producers have with international suppliers and, as a result, international suppliers ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Norway

    ...main drivers for this trend. A survey based on usage of mobile devices showed that 69% of the Norwegian population suffer, or have suffered, from sleeping problems. Furthermore, 22% claimed that they keep their smartphone ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Latvia

    ...growth was supported by volume demand, especially in the larger categories of vitamins and dietary supplements and cold, cough and allergy (hay fever) remedies. At the same time, most wholesalers and chained pharmacies pushed for ... Read More

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