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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.’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 Saudi Arabia

    ...turn to herbal/traditional products as part of a trend that favours products comprising only all-natural ingredients over their standard counterparts, which resulted in stronger consumer demand for herbal/traditional products during 2016. Euromonitor International's Herbal/Traditional Products ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Saudi Arabia

    ...the review period witnessed higher levels of stress among the Saudi population due to recent austerity measures issued by the government, which resulted in reductions in the salaries of some government employed workers. In addition, ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Singapore

    ...fares, many Singaporeans travelled more frequently, often to countries further away. This led to more cases of jet lag. In addition, the fast pace of life and high levels of stress in Singapore saw more ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Saudi Arabia

    ...quality and which offer more rapid and effective relief from pain and fever than domestic brands. It is also expected that the expansion of the retail distribution channels for analgesics to include supermarkets, hypermarkets and ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Saudi Arabia

    ...year. This is generally due to the increases seen in air pollution and airborne bacterial infections, brought about by unrest in neighbouring countries to the north, northeast and south of the Kingdom. In addition, medicated ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Singapore one of the most sleep-deprived countries, with this leading to many consumers skipping a proper breakfast so as to have more time in bed. Lunch might also sometimes be delayed due to meetings, while ... Read More

  • OTC Medications in China (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

  • Pharmaceuticals in Spain: ISIC 2423 a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. It identifies the leading companies, the leading brands and offers strategic analysis of key factors influencing ... Read More

  • OTC Medications in Spain (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 South Africa

    ...result of rising prices and declining real wages, with this encouraging many to seek affordable remedies. There is also an unwillingness to miss work due to job insecurity among many consumers, while many are also ... Read More

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

    ...was in turn driven by a number of trends, with widening ownership of smartphones notably encouraging many consumers to research symptoms and remedies online and boosting consumers' confidence in selecting products. In addition, the high ... Read More

  • Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in the United Arab Emirates

    ...of expatriates to their home countries and holiday destinations. Upon their return they often introduced new strains of viruses to the region, causing a high incidence of influenza, especially during the months of September and ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in South Africa

    ...lifestyles are generally becoming more hectic. Stress-related digestive disorders are thus increasingly common, particularly given the economic uncertainty seen towards the end of the review period. Furthermore, many consumers are leading increasingly sedentary lifestyles and ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in the United Arab Emirates

    ...increased awareness about eating well and exercising regularly, dining out is a very prominent activity, which often results in overeating unhealthy foods. For this reason, indigestion and stomach discomfort remain common problems. Euromonitor International's Digestive ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in the United Arab Emirates

    ...etc. to cure common ailments such as flu. With the presence of many expatriates from different regions, such as India and China, the use of Ayurveda and Chinese treatments is also naturally common. These trends ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in the United Arab Emirates

    ...low in the fast growing healthcare sector. The year witnessed a major milestone for consumer health, maintaining stable growth whilst other industries witnessed a slowdown. As part of the government’s strategy, the United Arab Emirates ... Read More

  • Analgesics in the United Arab Emirates

    ...was seen in the price of analgesics. Therefore, analgesics recorded 7% current value growth in 2016, which was half a percentage point lower than the growth in 2015. The category continued to benefit from the ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in the United Arab Emirates

    ...dermatological conditions. Both men and women were more open to consulting a dermatologist or pharmacist, and to purchasing antifungals, antipruritics and antiparasitics to treat themselves rather than avoiding treatment due to social stigma, which has ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in South Africa late-2013. Prior to this point, herbal/traditional products were meanwhile largely unregulated in the country. This legislation however faced considerable opposition, both from industry players and many community groups, with concern that smaller producers woul... ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in South Africa

    ...mid- to high-income groups where consumers are more likely to have private medical insurance. Many low-income consumers meanwhile opt for lower-priced herbal alternatives. Euromonitor International's Sleep Aids in South Africa report offers a comprehensive guide ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in the United Arab Emirates house rent and education, which contributed to sleep deprivation. Added to this, experts working in sleep centres in the country state that noise pollution can be generated in the vibrant and happening parts of ... Read More

  • Global Analgesics Market Research Report 2016

    ...the main countries (United States, Germany, Japan and China). The report firstly introduced the Analgesics basics: definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain overview; industry policies and plans; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures and so ... Read More

  • Consumer Health in South Africa the public healthcare system and the high cost of private healthcare, with many opting instead to self-medicate. In addition, this trend is linked to a growing number of consumers researching health issues and potential ... Read More

  • Herbal Supplements Market by Source (Leaves, Barks, Fruits & Vegetables, and Roots), Application (Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverage, and Personal Care), Function (Medicinal and Aroma), Form, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

    ...supplements market projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.8%” The herbal supplements market is projected to reach USD 86.74 billion by 2022 at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2016 to 2022. The market is ... Read More

  • Global Ibuprofen Industry 2016 Market Research Report

    ...MT; the actual production is about 123 K MT. In the next five years, the global consumption of Ibuprofen will at 5.80% annual growth rate. This report studies Ibuprofen in Global market, especially in Americas, ... Read More

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