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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

  • Consumer Health in Mexico

    ... This trend was fuelled by government efforts to improve access to medicine, and by many initiatives implemented mostly by domestic generic manufacturers, to communicate the bioequivalence to consumers. In addition, leading pharmacy chains offering generics ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Mexico

    ... Currency plays a significant role, as most branded analgesics and/or the active ingredients used to manufacture them locally, are imported. Over the forecast period anticipated economic growth below expectation, increasing inflation, may erode consumer purchasing ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Mexico

    ... topical antifungals and haemorrhoid treatments) and increased incidence of skin conditions that require medicated skin care. In recent years the trend was further underpinned by an increased interest among the population towards skin care and ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Romania

    ... and improving purchasing power, which led Romanians to spend more on dermatological products as well as choose more expensive items. Euromonitor International's Dermatologicals in Romania report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape ... Read More

  • Eye Care in Romania

    ... ageing population in Romania, a rising incidence and prevalence of allergies, more exposure to digital screens, pollution, lifestyle diseases and side effects of common medications lead to more diagnosed cases of dry eye, allergy eye ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Romania

    ... dietary supplements. Even during the crisis, sales did not decline due to the preference of Romanians for medicines without chemical contents and side effects. Herbal/traditional products remained marginally cheaper compared to standard counterparts which made ... Read More

  • OTC Medications in Japan (2017) – 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

  • Digestive Remedies in Vietnam

    ... 2017 was 100-200. The main reason for this huge number is unsanitary food from some local restaurants and food manufacturers. These foods often cause food poisoning and digestive problems, such as diarrhoea or indigestion and ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Indonesia

    ... natural response to pain, and as such, a magic pill is not needed. Consumers prefer not to ingest pills, but to relieve symptoms topically. This has led topical analgesics/anaesthetic to be one of the fastest ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Indonesia

    ... middle incomes, and live in unsanitary neighbourhoods. Therefore, suffering from itchiness on a regular basis is inevitable. Another factor is that the humid weather in a tropical country such as in Indonesia causes prickly heat, ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Indonesia

    ... aids in Indonesia. The many workers who have irregular office hours are the main contributors to sales of sleep aids. With this working pattern, consumers are unable to relax, therefore causing them to have insomnia. ... Read More

  • NRT Smoking Cessation Aids in Romania

    ... premature death. Faced with the facts, almost half of all Romanian smokers attempt to quit smoking each year, but with limited success. Nevertheless, NRT smoking cessation aids saw healthy current value growth in 2017 in ... Read More

  • Eye Care in Vietnam

    ... only in urban areas, but also in rural areas across Vietnam. Moreover, the number of times people used these devices also increased, together with the development of the internet infrastructure and increasingly stressful lifestyles. This ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Vietnam

    ... wellness, more and more people tended to use herbal/traditional remedies, not only to improve their health, but also to avoid side-effects such as addiction, and to avoid taking antibiotics. As a result, manufacturers tended to ... Read More

  • Analgesics in Saudi Arabia

    ... their preferred analgesic drug to treat themselves first before visiting a doctor. The latter fact has maintained sales growth in the analgesics category in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, it is common for doctors in the country ... Read More

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

    ... cold and cough. Furthermore, the spread of diseases and viruses is even more intense with the influx of pilgrims from around the world to the two key holy cities of the Muslim world Mecca and ... Read More

  • Digestive Remedies in Saudi Arabia

    ... week to socialise and to refresh themselves from their busy lives. The lack of entertainment and leisure activities in the country and more women joining the workforce are factors in this too. Moreover, during religious ... Read More

  • OTC Medications in Australia (2017) – 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 Colombia (2017) – 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 India (2017) – 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 Vietnam

    ... strong compared with other countries around the world. Currently, Vietnam is considered as a market with strong potential for investment by consumer health players, mainly due to the huge population and high consumption of healthcare ... Read More

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

    ... the category seeing sustained stable growth throughout the review period. Combination products – cough, cold and allergy (hay fever) remedies witnessed the fastest current value growth in 2017. This is mainly because people usually experience ... Read More

  • Dermatologicals in Vietnam

    ... environment and rising awareness amongst Vietnamese consumers about the benefit of using dermatologicals. According to the Ministry of Health Portal, the number of people suffering from skin care problems is increasing gradually, and the main ... Read More

  • Herbal/Traditional Products in Saudi Arabia

    ... reasons as the Sunnah and the Quran cite the use of some natural remedies to cure and prevent diseases and viruses, resulting in consumers favouring the use of herbal/traditional products. Increases in the rate of ... Read More

  • Sleep Aids in Saudi Arabia

    ... holidays as well as sleep deprivation are causing sleeping disorders. It is estimated that 41% of Saudi Arabians suffer from these. Insomnia is mainly caused by financial burdens from the continually rising cost of living ... Read More

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