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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 Drugs Industry Forecasts - China Focus

    ...the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the world, ... Read More

  • OTC Drugs Companies in China

    ...of the manufacturing capabilities and rising consumer consumptions in China have transformed China’s society and economy. China is one of the world’s major producers for industrial and consumer products. Far outpacing other economies in the ... Read More

  • Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients/API Market by Type (Innovative, Generic), Manufacturer (Captive, Merchant), Synthesis (Synthetic, Biotech), Product (mAb, Hormone) Drug (OTC, Rx), Therapy (Diabetes, Oncology, CNS, CVD) - Global Forecast to 2021

    ...market in terms of value is expected to reach USD 213.97 billion by 2021 from USD 157.95 billion in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 6.3% from 2016 to 2021. This market is categorized on ... Read More

  • Global Ginseng Extract Market Research Report 2017

    ...focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Ginseng Extract basics: definitions, classifications, applications ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Cameroon

    ...in current value terms. The increase in the young population, particularly those aged 0-4 years, has been an important boost, with categories such as topical antifungals and nappy (diaper) rash treatments growing by 7% each ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Cameroon

    ...grow in urban cities, decent housing facilities are increasingly difficult to find for low-income earners, who overpopulate the slums, which have poor drainage and hygiene facilities. There has been rising awareness about the different brands ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Cameroon

    ...expenditure on consumer health products. As disposable incomes increased, so did consumer-awareness of drugs to cure common ailments such as coughs/colds, headaches, digestive issues etc. This led to a higher tendency to self-medicate among the ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Cameroon

    ...naturally healthy products. Therefore, the category benefited from the trend towards the use of natural herbal/traditional products to improve health and lifestyle. Given that the country has a long-standing herbal tradition, the products have a ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Cameroon

    ...thanks to the high accessibility and affordability of the products. The reasons for sales growth include the use of analgesics in the treatment of just about any recurrent, minor and undiagnosed health ailments. The middle ... Read More

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

    ...and cough ailments is less rampant amongst adults as opposed to children because of controllable hygiene and better preventative medical practices. However, prevalence is still very high among children especially those of a school-going age, ... Read More

  • Pharmaceuticals Wholesaling in Australia - Industry Market Research Report

    ...and medicines. The products are obtained from upstream manufacturers and distributed to hospitals, veterinarians and retail outlets, such as pharmacies and supermarkets. This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including ... Read More

  • OTC Medications in Malaysia (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 US (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 Belgium (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 First Aid Kit market 2017-2021

    ...aid kits is driven by increasing demand from sports industry. Increasing consumption of first aid kits in commercial buildings and industrial work sites due to the increasing safety regulations and self-awareness regarding health is another ... Read More

  • OTC Medications in Brazil (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

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

    ...several factors, including increased air pollution in the region due to the ongoing civil wars in Syria and Iraq to the north and northeast as well as the Saudi–led war to the south in Yemen, ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Saudi Arabia

    ...consumers suffering from insomnia and other sleep-related ailments in recent years. Rising prices, including the price of food and housing as well as longer commutes due to overcrowding in most cities remained the main contributory ... Read More

  • NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Saudi Arabia

    ...end of the review period, with one million new smokers in the country over the course of the year. This was despite the increases levied in cigarette prices by the Saudi government in November 2015, ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Singapore

    ...more gyms opened up near offices to encourage time-poor consumers to exercise, leading to more cases of sore muscles after such exercise sessions. Marathons also remained popular among Singaporeans, be it renowned ones such as ... Read More

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

    ...and hotter weather in August 2016. Singapore also experienced its hottest day on record on 19 April 2016 of 36 degrees Celsius. Many shopping malls and offices have their air conditioning on at full blast, ... Read More

  • Eye Care in Saudi Arabia

    ...in line with the review period CAGR. The category has been able to maintain such consistent value growth mainly due to the increase in airborne bacteria in recent years as well as they generally hot ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Saudi Arabia

    ...brought about by falling oil prices. Demand is being supported by deteriorating health due to increasing rates of obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure as well as vitamin deficiencies. Throughout the review period, the ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Singapore

    ...experiencing problems with hair loss. Aggressive promotions from the leading topical germicidal/antiseptic manufacturers, meanwhile, mean that consumers are now more aware about how to self-medicate minor cuts and burns. These factors saw dermatologicals post slightly ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Singapore

    ...which consumers are familiar. In addition, herbal/traditional products are perceived as less processed and having fewer side effects than non-herbal offerings. Consumers are also familiar with products made from herbal ingredients as they are generally ... Read More

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