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Cough & Cold Medicine Manufacturing OTC - Industry Market Research Report

Cough & Cold Medicine Manufacturing OTC

Cough and cold medicine manufacturers benefited from an increasing number of consumers purchasing over-the-counter (OTC) medications as a form of self-treatment for their health ailments. The accessibility, affordability and reliability of OTC medications drove industry growth during the current period. More importantly, revenue growth was fueled by a number of prescription allergy medications switching to OTC. Consequently, over the five years to 2017, industry revenue is anticipated to grow. Over the five years to 2022, this growth is expected to continue, though due to rising demand for cough and cold medication, the industry is expected to contend with rising external competition from private-label products sold in drug stores and online.

This industry manufactures over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold treatments and suppressants. Products include systemic remedies like antihistamines and combination products, decongestants and medicated candies. The industry does not include companies that are primarily retailers, like pharmacies or department stores.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Demand from pharmacies and drug stores
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2017)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2017)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2017
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players (Market share)
    • Table Reckitt Benckiser (US cough and cold OTC drug sales) - financial performance*
    • Table Pfizer (US OTC Cough and Cold Medicine sales) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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