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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

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Estonia

    ...systemic medication was taken, and when the pain was bearable people tended to prefer actual herbs and regular food products or alternative traditional healing methods. Herbal/ traditional medicine was used after initially taking systemic medication ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Estonia

    ...at the expense of acetylsalicylic acid. Paracetamol was usually the first choice to treat fever and slight pain in adults and children. Sales of paracetamol increased by 8% in 2016 to EUR2 million, which was ... Read More

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

    ...and allergy remedies had marginal growth, even though the 2015/2016 is considered a moderately high flu season in Estonia, with 40% more people suffering from flu than in the previous season. The main reason for ... Read More

  • OTC Medications in Sweden (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 Kits Market Research Report 2016

    ...Europe and Asia) and the main countries (United States, Germany, Japan and China). The report firstly introduced the First Aid Kits basics: definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain overview; industry policies and plans; product specifications; ... Read More

  • Global Weight Loss Pills Market Research Report 2016

    ...Europe and Asia) and the main countries (United States, Germany, Japan and China). The report firstly introduced the Weight Loss Pills basics: definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain overview; industry policies and plans; product specifications; ... Read More

  • OTC Medications in Colombia (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

  • Consumer Health in Kenya

    ...brands. The year witnessed numerous re-brandings, mergers and acquisitions to enhance corporate sales and consumer loyalty. Mimosa pharmacy received a grant of US$4.5 million from IFC-World Bank to rebrand to GoodLife Pharmacy under the leadership ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Kenya

    ...resulting in greater stress and depression compared with other social groups. In addition, increased interest in the local market by foreign firms and high rates of urban-rural migration promoted sales trends for analgesics. Consequently, analgesics ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Kenya

    ...International's Dermatologicals in Kenya report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2011-2015, allowing you to identify the sectors ... Read More

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

    ...Kenya, and the limited supply of affordable medical services. Also, generic cough, cold and allergy remedies sold more than original products, which seemed expensive and less widely available. Euromonitor International's Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Kenya

    ...outlets due to increasing urbanisation. These retailers seek to cater for rising demand among the budding middle class population in most cities and towns. Euromonitor International's Digestive Remedies in Kenya report offers a comprehensive guide ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Kenya

    ...radio ads, which enhanced product visibility countrywide. Euromonitor International's Herbal/Traditional Products in Kenya report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Japan

    ...continued to be adversely affected by consumers adopting healthier eating habits. Over the review period middle-aged men in particular became more health-conscious. With a focus on remaining healthy for longer and improving their life expectancy, ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Japan

    ...herbal/traditional dietary supplements registered an increase in sales, all other categories posted a decline. Herbal/traditional dietary supplements remained the largest category, accounting for a 60% share of overall value sales. Euromonitor International's Herbal/Traditional Products in ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in Japan

    ...its healthcare spending, which is rising, largely due to the country’s ageing population. In addition, the industry also benefited from the introduction in April 2015 of Foods with Functional Claims (FFC), with these making it ... Read More

  • OTC Medications in Denmark (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 Netherlands (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

  • Dermatologicals in Japan

    ...travel research, the number of domestic trips increased by 1% in 2016, with many Japanese tourists looking for outdoor experiences such as scuba diving, camping and mountain climbing. Antipruritics, paediatric dermatologicals, topical allergy remedies/antihistamines and ... Read More

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

    ...nasal sprays, oral decongestants and nasal decongestant plasters all posted solid growth, while the largest category, combination products – cough, cold and allergy (remedies), stagnated. Euromonitor International's Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Japan

    ...and relaxation products. Euromonitor International's Sleep Aids in Japan report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2011-2015, allowing ... Read More

  • OTC Medications in South Africa (2016) – Market Sizes

    ...excludes 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 ... Read More

  • OTC Medications in Turkey (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 Norway (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

  • Analgesics in Japan

    ...analgesics accounting for the remaining 39%. In systemic analgesics, adult combination products remained dominant with a 78% share of value sales. Euromonitor International's Analgesics in Japan report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and ... Read More

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