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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.

MarketResearch.com’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

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Sweden

    ...growth reflected a certain level of consumer scepticism surrounding the efficacy of herbal/traditional products. Euromonitor International's Herbal/Traditional Products in Sweden report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Sweden

    ...an observed correlation between increased acetaminophen usage and a rise in acetaminophen-related poisoning incidents. The ban took effect from 1 November 2015. Liquids, effervescent tablets and suppositories containing acetaminophen were not affected by the ban. ... Read More

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

    ...during the colder months, while the value sales of allergy remedies peak during the summer months. However, overall, there remains strong demand for these products as the category is well-established and consumers trust them to ... Read More

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

    ...and a 7% current value CAGR over the review period. The milder winter season is the reason behind the moderate growth in 2016, but also consumers are becoming more informed about the side effects of ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Romania

    ...slowdown of value growth in 2016 is largely due to the VAT rate reduction on pharmaceutical products, effective from 1 January 2016 (from 24% to 9%). This reduction was only slightly reflected in the price ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Thailand

    ...products by retaining their traditional benefits and developing ranges of improved formats that are more suitable for modern consumption. These products are able to gain popularity as they are perceived as being less harmful to ... Read More

  • NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Romania

    ...to quit smoking. NRT smoking cessation aids are not that widely known or used yet, but awareness of their existence is rising. During the review period almost no smoking cessation aid products were available; the ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Romania

    ...by the decline in the price of medicines in general in 2016, as a result of the reduction of the VAT rate from 24% to 9%, in effect since January 2016. On the other hand ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Thailand

    ...country. However, the fact that street food is often a source of contamination due to poor food hygiene standards remains a major concern in terms of causing digestive problems. Many people contract diarrhoea or food ... Read More

  • Eye Care in Romania

    ...allergic eye reactions drove the sales up in 2016. Euromonitor International's Eye Care in Romania report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Romania

    ...the rejection of synthetic products by a large pool of the more educated consumer group in Romania has resulted in rising demand for herbal/traditional medicines and dietary supplements. Euromonitor International's Herbal/Traditional Products in Romania report ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Romania

    ...the reduction of VAT rates in 2016 (from 24% to 9%) and subsequently the small reduction in the price of sleep aids products. Euromonitor International's Sleep Aids in Romania report offers a comprehensive guide to ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Thailand

    ...resume their daily activities quickly and easily. Many of them are familiar with certain types of analgesics, especially acetaminophen, topical analgesics/anaesthetic and combination products - analgesics. Rising stress levels are increasing the incidence of stress, ... Read More

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

    ...which boosted the incidence of coughs and colds among Thai consumers nationwide. According to the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies at Mahidol University, 2016 saw Thailand suffering the hottest climate of any of the ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Romania

    ...has also slowed down the value growth of the category, as prices slightly declined in 2016. In comparison with the review period, thus growth in 2016 was half that of the review period current value ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Romania

    ...dermatological OTC products are widely penetrated and there growth was slower in 2016, in comparison with the review period CAGR. Other factors such as the reduction of the VAT rate, in 2015, from 24% to ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Thailand

    ...slow improvement in general. The increasingly hectic and stressful lifestyles being led by urban consumers, together with rising levels of pollution, are contributing to the rising demand for consumer health products. Thai consumers are becoming ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Thailand

    ...to avoid developing allergic skin conditions due to the weakening of their immune systems. This is evident in the emergence of certain skin condition symptoms such as rashes, inflammation, irritation, redness, swelling and itching. Thai ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in the Philippines

    ...has made it possible for consumer health to push forward. Filipinos continue to demand products that improve their health in 2016, as they look for preventive measures rather than for treatments. Health remains one of ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Lithuania

    ...positively influenced retail value sales of analgesics. Increasingly hectic and stressful lifestyles had a direct effect on consumers’ health. Thus, Lithuanians demanded painkillers because of more frequent cases of headaches and various neurological disorders. A ... Read More

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

    ...remedies in Lithuania was highly seasonal, with the sharp increases in winter and during flu epidemics. At the same time, the sluggish service from national health care institutions increasingly saw Lithuanians self-medicate with OTC products, ... Read More

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

    ...to 2016, the year is probably a candidate to be one of the warmest in Philippine history according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). This is the result of El Niño, ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Lithuania

    ...when the weather allows. This increases the need for dermatologicals. Demographic aspects also inform the category’s development, as the demand for dermatologicals is often higher among older consumers. In addition, promotional and educational initiatives raise ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in the Philippines

    ...taken a toll on individuals as work in industries such as those in business process outsourcing (BPO) require a lot of energy, extended hours, stressful transportation and different and difficult working shifts. Sleep aids has ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in the Philippines

    ...of a lot of consumers, especially within the business process outsourcing industries, has increased the demand for digestive remedies. A few of these issues include: Hyperacidity which is caused by the increasing consumption of beverages ... Read More

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