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

  • 2022 Wholesale Sales of First Aid Kits, Including Nonsurgical Bandages and Gauze Global Market Size & Growth Report with COVID-19 Impact

    ... Gauze Global Market Size & Growth Report covers market size, revenue, growth, and share across 4 global regions, 22 subregions, and 216 countries. Figures are from 2012 through 2021, with forecasts for 2022 and 2026. ... Read More

  • 2022 Retail Sales of Nonprescription Medicines Global Market Size & Growth Report with COVID-19 Impact

    ... and share across 4 global regions, 22 subregions, and 216 countries. Figures are from 2012 through 2021, with forecasts for 2022 and 2026. The historical data utilizes in-depth survey results from companies that sell retail ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Oman

    ... of the COVID-19 virus as well as side-effects of the vaccine, while some herbal/traditional categories saw higher demand as consumers looked to improve their overall health and boost immunity. Other categories faced negative growth due ... Read More

  • Pain Management Devices Market by Type (Neurostimulation, SCS, TENS, RF Ablation, Infusion Pumps), Application (Neuropathy, Cancer, Facial, MSK, Migraine), Mode of Purchase (OTC, Prescription-based) & Region (NA, Europe, APAC) - Global Forecasts to 2026

    ... The global pain management devices market is projected to reach USD 3.3 billion by 2026 from USD 2.2 billion in 2021, at a CAGR of 8.6% during the forecast period Pain management devices are used ... Read More

  • Eye Care in Germany

    ... of the year meant that many consumers were spending prolonged periods of time exposed to digital screens such as mobiles or laptops, either due to remote working or study measures, or for entertainment purposes. This ... Read More

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

    ... COVID-19. Indeed, cough, cold and allergy (hay fever) remedies is the most affected OTC category in 2021. As a result of the country’s long and cold winters, consumer demand for cough, cold and allergy (hay ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Switzerland

    ... of the year. The most important influence on sales across most categories is the rising health consciousness among Swiss consumers. Essentially, this has meant that huge numbers of Swiss people have become much more proactive ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Germany

    ... factors contributing to general restlessness and sleeplessness including stress and anxiety. Even though the major stress factors of the pandemic causing significant levels of widespread anxiety have gradually lost their dynamism in Germany over 2021, ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Germany

    ... Protective face masks can include metal wire made from nickel, which is a common contact allergen, while others also contain glue strips along the nose and cheek area which can trigger eczema reactions. Euromonitor International's ... Read More

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

    ... in general, including influenza, has consequently been greatly reduced. In addition to the mandatory wearing of face masks, increased frequency in hand washing and sanitising has also reduced the spread of contagious germs, while ongoing ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Switzerland

    ... promise to cause less harm to the human body that has been prevalent among the Spanish population for many years. In terms of consumer health, there have been continuously growing concerns about the dangers of ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Switzerland

    ... came under pressure during 2020 as the strict approach taken to social distancing and home seclusion among the Swiss population meant limited contact with other people, which placed limits on demand for various dermatologicals such ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Lithuania

    ... COVID-19, and those consumed on a daily basis as a preventative measure, are both very popular with local consumers. During the review period, consumer interest in herbal/natural products was boosted by growing concern with regard ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Lithuania

    ... current retail value sales growth as many consumers are becoming more price sensitive. Nonetheless, sleep aids is the best performing category in 2021 as many consumers struggle with stress and anxiety as the pandemic continues. ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Switzerland

    ... category was the easing of quarantine restrictions and the general return to some semblance of pre-COVID-19 to normality in the daily routines of huge numbers of Swiss consumers. As people started returning to leading less ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Germany

    ... the pandemic on various products in this category. While herbal/traditional sleep aids, dermatologicals, tonics and herbal/traditional topical analgesics are predicted to see further demand, herbal/traditional cough, cold and allergy (hay fever) remedies and digestive remedies ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Switzerland

    ... significant increase has been registered in the incidence of anxiety and insomnia since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to widespread fears of contagion and the general sense that the COVID-19 virus presents ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Germany

    ... to stockpile various analgesics during 2020, there was still demand for certain products as Germans continued to suffer from regular headaches and muscle pain. While the number of virus cases dropped significantly as Germany entered ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Lithuania

    ... impeded during lockdowns. However, sales of paediatric consumer health nearly stagnates in 2021 as consumers stockpiled paediatric analgesics during 2020 and there are fewer cases of colds and flu thanks to lockdowns and social distancing ... Read More

  • NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Germany

    ... was observed in 2020, with the category recording significant declines in demand due to greater stress levels related to the pandemic. In addition, once Germany entered a phase of reopening from its lockdown during the ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Germany

    ... due to new emerging variants are contributing to digestive issues in 2021, given the psychological link between stress, anxiety and digestive health. The pandemic has led to higher levels of anxiety, while restrictive measures and ... Read More

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

    ... growth remained very moderate as most consumers remained cautious about spending time outside of their homes due to lingering fears that one could come into contact with the COVID-19 virus. With many consumers prepared to ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Lithuania

    ... and social distancing. Consequently, many Lithuanians are preparing their meals from scratch and eating at home leading to fewer digestive remedies being needed compared to the rest of the review period. Euromonitor International's Digestive Remedies ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Lithuania

    ... category in 2021 and sees robust retail value sales growth despite growth being slower than for the rest of the review period. During the review period sales of vaginal antifungals surged due to a number ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Switzerland

    ... rationing in question refers to the limits that were placed on the amount of medications that Swiss people were allowed to buy at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, with restrictions on sales of ... Read More

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