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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

  • 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

  • Consumer Health in Lithuania

    ...created higher interest in innovative and more expensive medicines. However, the majority of Lithuanians remained rather conservative when purchasing medicines and remedies, preferring more familiar, better known brands. Euromonitor International's Consumer Health in Lithuania report ... Read More

  • Pharmaceuticals in Russia: ISIC 2423

    ...at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing ... Read More

  • Analgesics in the Philippines

    ...significantly affecting the way consumers are responding to advertisements in 2016. The top three brands within analgesics – namely, Alaxan, Biogesic and Tempra – are a part of this current trend. It can be observed ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Lithuania

    ...to physically visit a pharmacy to receive OTC pharmaceuticals was removed by a 2016 bill, which allowed the home delivery of these products. Euromonitor International's Digestive Remedies in Lithuania report offers a comprehensive guide to ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Lithuania

    ...dietary supplements in Lithuania also turned attention toward herbal/traditional alternatives. Modern consumers became more informed about the composition of medicaments, and they searching for more natural offers. This behaviour encouraged manufacturers to launch new products... ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in the Philippines

    ...several backyard plants have been utilised by locals to treat minor diseases way before processed products were offered in the Philippines. These include guava leaves for treating minor wounds, oregano and Lagundi for coughs, garlic ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Indonesia

    ...This is especially prevalent among rural areas, which lack clean water. Another contributing factor to the rise in skin problems is poor hygiene habits among teens and children after sports. To treat these skin issues, ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in South Korea

    ...of topical antifungals, with most other categories registering static growth or declines in current value terms due to the increasing use of prescription dermatological medicines among consumers. Euromonitor International's Dermatologicals in South Korea report offers ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Indonesia

    ...and herbal/traditional products. This strong growth is influenced by the increase in unhealthy lifestyles among workers, especially in urban areas, as a result of a deteriorating work climate in Indonesia over the last two years. ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in the Czech Republic

    ...the review period average. Market growth continued to be driven by an improving economic climate and rising consumer confidence, together with other factors such as a growing interest in self-medication and disease prevention, the ageing ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Indonesia

    ...and convenience stores also majorly contributed to sales growth. Unfortunately, 2016’s value growth was still slower compared with 2015 owing to the ease of using BPJS (social security management agency), which led to more Indonesian ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in South Korea

    ...review period. This growth was driven mainly by increasing sales of digestive enzymes and antacids, which increased in current value by 1% and 2% respectively during 2016. Digestive enzymes dominate sales of digestive remedies in ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in the Czech Republic

    ...CAGR. Sales were driven by the growing prevalence of various digestive complaints as a result of hectic and unhealthy lifestyles, poor eating habits and the ageing of the population (various digestive complaints trouble the majority ... Read More

  • Analgesics in the Czech Republic

    ...essential part of the overwhelming majority of Czech medicine cabinets. In 2016, analgesics was the second largest OTC category, accounting for 24% of overall value sales. Euromonitor International's Analgesics in Czech Republic report offers a ... Read More

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

    ...what was seen in previous years, which meant that the growth recorded in 2016 was slower than the 3% current value CAGR registered over the review period. This strong positive growth was driven mainly by ... Read More

  • Eye Care in South Korea

    ...of symptoms known as visual display terminal is increasing, which is having a very negative effect on the eye health of many consumers, according to The Korean Ophthalmological Society. One in three adults in the ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Indonesia

    ...faster ways to treat disease. Greater information campaigns by leading players about the side effects of consuming chemical drugs, along with campaigns about the benefits of herbal products, are attributed to the growing popularity of ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in South Korea

    ...course of the year. Among herbal/traditional products categories, herbal/traditional sleep aids, herbal/traditional dermatologicals and herbal/traditional dietary supplements all saw slightly more dynamic retail value sales growth than their non-herbal/traditional equivalents during 2016. Euromonitor International's Herbal/Traditional ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in the Czech Republic

    ...supported by the health and wellness trend encouraging the use of more natural products. Euromonitor International's Herbal/Traditional Products in Czech Republic report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in South Korea

    ...various regulations and government measures aimed at protecting consumers and regulating manufacturers are becoming more concrete. The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety is the body charged with overseeing such changes. Wound care saw the ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Indonesia

    ...for long durations, especially with Indonesia’s extremely congested traffic. Euromonitor International's Analgesics in Indonesia report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest ... Read More

  • Analgesics in South Korea

    ...The most common format for topical analgesics/anaesthetic products is patches, which accounted for 69% of total topical analgesics/anaesthetic value sales in 2016. The popularity of these products in patch formats is based on their versatility ... Read More

  • NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in South Korea

    ...increases drove demand for NRT smoking cessation aids in 2016, with the category registering 4% current value growth during the year, a performance which was mainly due to the positive performances seen in NRT gum ... Read More

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