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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 Saudi Arabia

    ... meant that sales continued to suffer. Sleep aids comprise mostly of acetaminophen plus diphenhydramine drugs such as Panadol Night and Adol PM, which are listed under human drugs by the Saudi Food & Drug Authority ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Saudi Arabia

    ... to a decrease in the numbers of consumers in the country. In addition, increasing awareness about the need for a healthy diet and lifestyle changes amongst some Saudi consumers also contributed to dampen sales. However, ... Read More

  • Eye Care in Saudi Arabia

    ... due to the introduction of VAT on most products in the country over 2017-2018 leading to higher living costs which meant that many Saudis became increasing price sensitive. Euromonitor International's Eye Care in Saudi Arabia ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Saudi Arabia

    ... they experience pain whether it is due to headaches, fever or inflammation as they can no longer buy antibiotics without going to a doctor and getting a prescription. In addition, the organisation of awareness campaigns ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Saudi Arabia

    ... 2017-2018. As a result, many categories such as: cough, cold and allergy (hay fever) remedies, eye care, wound care, digestive remedies, sleep aids and paediatric consumer health saw negative or no current value growth over ... Read More

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

    ... Consumers stopped buying as many products as they sought to absorb prices rises on the back of the introduction of VAT on the majority of products in the Kingdom over 2017- 2018. Despite relatively depressed ... Read More

  • NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Saudi Arabia

    ... smoking tobacco to stopping smoking altogether. E-cigarettes are becoming increasing popular amongst Saudi youth as they are attracted to the wide variety of brands, models and flavours. In addition, many consumers perceive e-cigarettes as a ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Saudi Arabia

    ... of herbal/traditional products in general. However, many Saudis continue to use unpackaged traditional remedies, particularly unpackaged herbs, as these are cheaper than packaged herbal/traditional products. This resulted in sales decline towards the end of the ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Saudi Arabia

    ... the decrease in expatriate numbers in Saudi Arabia means that the consumer base has also contracted. However, medicated shampoos bucked the trend by showing improved sales as many Saudis continue to suffer from dandruff and ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Morocco

    ... rising in Morocco. Consumers research products and have become increasingly knowledgeable, although they still retain a desire to check with experts prior to making any purchases. Consumers tend to trust doctors’ recommendations and will therefore ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in France

    ... problems are being caused by a number of factors, including increasingly hectic lifestyles and the stress this can result in as well as watching television in bed and the growing use of smartphones, tablets and ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Kenya

    ... global brands to address a range of ailments. However, affordability is a huge problem for lower-income consumers who do not always have access to expensive healthcare and for whom many consumer health products are out ... Read More

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

    ... health, underneath leader analgesics. It continued to record robust current value sales growth, thanks to the frequent incidences of colds, coughs, allergies and sore throats among local consumers. These arose from seasonal changes, alternating wet ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Mexico

    ... work pressures, traffic congestion and other aspects of modern urban living. Many people who live in urban areas also find that noise pollution makes it harder for them to sleep. At the same time, the ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Morocco

    ... becoming increasingly unhealthy. The hectic lifestyles of Moroccans, with long working hours and increasing stress levels in the workplace, in schools or even at home are resulting in irregular eating habits and poor diets, and ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Morocco

    ... group is dealing with the strains of modern life. The busy work schedule of working adults, the unlimited chores of parents and the homework loads of students are major drivers behind the increasing rate of ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Uzbekistan

    ... sales of disposable nappies/diapers. Even though the majority of younger parents, especially in rural areas of Uzbekistan, still buy reusable nappies/diapers for their babies, because they are cheaper, growing purchasing power has resulted in more ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Dominican Republic

    ... Republic, a natural assumption might be that this is a mature category, with little innovation or dynamism. However, these products continue to grow, helped by increasing numbers of consumers seeking a return to natural products. ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Singapore

    ... offer them due to the rising health and wellness trend in the country. In addition, sleep aids, cough, cold and allergy (hay fever) remedies and topical analgesics/anaesthetic continued to be dominated by herbal/traditional products as ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Peru

    ... over the forecast period, along with strong demand for sleep aid products. Alongside stress, another major factor is increasing use of digital devices and the long hours spent staring at their screens. Nevertheless, there is ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Romania

    ... based on consumers’ pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, which is being sustained by higher available incomes and better education regarding self-medication. Romanians are likely to pay more attention to the trustworthiness of production processes and ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Peru

    ... In addition, levels of eating out are also increasing. Although consumers value home-prepared food, the lack of time to cook and the increasingly wide and varied offer of gastronomic options encourage Peruvians to go out ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Singapore

    ... a good night’s rest. This has resulted in Singapore being reported as one of the most-sleep deprived countries in the world. The desire to remain constantly connected through e-mail or social media on smartphones and ... Read More

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

    ... increased investment in advertising and promotion, especially by three of the leading players: J Jime´nez Cabrera (Laboratorios Gautier), Sanofi-Aventis Uruguay, and Laboratorio Celsius. ACF 4 NF, Bisolvon, Roemmers’ Abrilar and Bequisan were among the most ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Cameroon

    ... to casual labourers as well as working middle- and lower-income consumers in urban residential areas. The preparation standards and quality of food have a reputation of giving customers upset stomachs and unwanted side-effects, boosting sales ... Read More

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