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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

  • OTC Medications in Finland (2016) – Market Sizes

    ...all other OTC products and those which require prescriptions but includes pharmacy approved. Supplements are excluded unless they are combined with vitamins/medicines and these form a main selling point; or marketed solely as remedies for ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in New Zealand

    ...and Red Seal all offering a range of sleep aids featuring natural ingredients such as hops, valerian, magnesium and passionflower. Euromonitor International's Sleep Aids in New Zealand report offers a comprehensive guide to the size ... Read More

  • Analgesics in New Zealand

    ...Benckiser in Australia was found to be marketing the same active ingredient in different products for specific ailments, such as back pain, neck pain and menstrual pain. The federal court in Australia ordered the company ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in New Zealand

    ...growth can also be attributed to categories which posted healthy volume gains, in particular vitamins and dietary supplements. Herbal/traditional products also performed well as consumers continued to seek more natural solutions to their ailments, while ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in New Zealand

    ...benefit from regular television advertising to remind consumers who suffer from these ailments that help is at hand. Due to poor eating habits, often while on the go, indigestion and heartburn remedies continued to be ... Read More

  • OTC Medications in Australia (2016) – Market Sizes

    ...all other OTC products and those which require prescriptions but includes pharmacy approved. Supplements are excluded unless they are combined with vitamins/medicines and these form a main selling point; or marketed solely as remedies for ... Read More

  • OTC Medications in Mexico (2016) – Market Sizes

    ...all other OTC products and those which require prescriptions but includes pharmacy approved. Supplements are excluded unless they are combined with vitamins/medicines and these form a main selling point; or marketed solely as remedies for ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in New Zealand

    ...natural skin care manufacturers continued to offer gentler ingredients for those with specific skin problems such as eczema. This has had a detrimental effect on dermatological products, which tend to be only available through chemists/pharmacies ... Read More

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

    ...performance was down to a combination of higher unit prices due to more sophisticated delivery methods and a strong cold and flu season. Euromonitor International's Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in New Zealand ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in New Zealand

    ...licensed and only able to make product claims if supported by scientific evidence. Euromonitor International's Herbal/Traditional Products in New Zealand report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a ... Read More

  • OTC Medications in UK (2016) – Market Sizes

    ...all other OTC products and those which require prescriptions but includes pharmacy approved. Supplements are excluded unless they are combined with vitamins/medicines and these form a main selling point; or marketed solely as remedies for ... Read More

  • Global Sea Cucumber Capsule Market Research Report 2016

    ...Europe and Asia) and the main countries (United States, Germany, Japan and China). The report firstly introduced the Sea Cucumber Capsule basics: definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain overview; industry policies and plans; product specifications; ... Read More

  • Global Gastrointestinal OTC Drugs Market Research Report 2016

    ...Europe and Asia) and the main countries (United States, Germany, Japan and China). The report firstly introduced the Gastrointestinal OTC Drugs basics: definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain overview; industry policies and plans; product specifications; ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Georgia

    ...with this being the main reason behind the category’s current value decline in 2016. Euromonitor International's Analgesics in Georgia report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Georgia

    ...lari. In addition, many also did not see these products as indispensable. Euromonitor International's Dermatologicals in Georgia report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It ... Read More

  • OTC Pharmaceuticals BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) Industry Guide_2016

    ...to 2020). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Key Findings Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Georgia

    ...local currency strengthening against the US dollar and the euro. Secondly, demand fell in other categories due to economic uncertainty, with consumers reducing their spending on non-essential products, which most consumer health products can be ... Read More

  • OTC Pharmaceuticals Global Industry Almanac_2016

    ...contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Key Findings Save time carrying out entry-level research by identifying the size, growth, major segments, and leading ... Read More

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

    ...no significant changes in volume sales, while the Georgian lari strengthened against foreign currencies. With a fall in unit prices, the category declined by 7% in current value terms. Euromonitor International's Cough, Cold and Allergy ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Georgia

    ...in the country. Although this tradition does cause gastric problems, the consumption of digestive remedies in Georgia is one of the lowest among Eastern European countries. There are two main reasons for this, namely the ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Georgia

    ...their spending, particularly on products they viewed as non-essential. Euromonitor International's Herbal/Traditional Products in Georgia report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Hungary

    ...analgesics’ success. Growth was driven by rising volume sales, as analgesics are indispensable products in “at home-pharmacy”, and local consumers tend to take pills more often, even in the case of minor pains. Thus, analgesics ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Hungary

    ...was primarily driven by antifungals, which were heavily advertised in 2016, especially in the winter season. Haemorrhoid treatments also strongly contributed to growth of dermatologicals, as it recorded 6% current value growth in 2016. Euromonitor ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Hungary

    ...younger generation, while elderly people suffer from negative effects of consuming fatty and spicy meals. Manufacturers continued to offer a wide selection of OTC digestive remedies, since consumers usually try self-medication before visiting the doctor. ... Read More

  • NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Hungary

    ...NRT smoking cessation aids are relatively expensive and many Hungarians do not believe that their questionable effectiveness justifies their expense. Although the Hungarian government tried to diminish the growing popularity of e-cigarettes with certain measures, ... Read More

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