OTC Pharmaceuticals in Canada industry profile provides top-line qualitative and quantitative summary information including: market share, market size (value 2011-15, and forecast to 2020). The profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market.
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The OTC pharmaceuticals market consists of the retail sale of traditional medicines, cough and cold preparations (tablets, mixtures, lozenges, topical remedies, inhalers), vitamins and minerals (multi-vitamins, single minerals, single vitamins, tonics, cod liver oil), indigestion preparations (tablets, powders, mixtures), analgesics (Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Aspirin and other analgesics), medicated skin products (anti-bacterials, acne treatments, anti-fungal, disinfectants and other), topical OTC medicines (anesthetic products, anti-itch products, antibiotic creams/gels), plasters & bandages (adhesive bandages/plasters, first aid tape, gauze pads/rolled gauze, liquid bandages and other tape or bandage), first aid kits and other (anti-smoking aids, rectal medications, eye/ear drops, sleeping aids, and motion sickness). The market is valued according to retail selling price (RSP) and includes any applicable taxes. Any currency conversions used in the creation of this report have been calculated using constant 2015 annual average exchange rates.
The Canadian OTC pharmaceuticals market generated total revenues of $2,717.1m in 2015, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9% between 2011 and 2015.
Cough and cold preparations recorded the highest sales value in the Canadian OTC pharmaceuticals market in 2015, with total sales of $619.4m, equivalent to 22.8% of the market's overall value.
A proliferation in availability of OTC drugs has helped to boost the Canadian market. The country is also benefitting from a variety of pharmaceutical tourism, with high drug costs and limited insurance plans in the US.