Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market Report Insights, Forecast, Share Analysis – Novartis AG, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Alkem Labs

This Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market report provides an overview of the Pharmaceutical industry which is gaining momentum in the last few years. The market report uses a range of steps for collecting, recording, analysing and interpreting market data to make this report all-inclusive. It also offers an overview of the industry that might promote interest among prospective investors, large corporations and everyday users who could participate in the next big opportunity or make their lives just a little easier. The Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market report contains the list of leading competitors, strategic industry analysis and the insights of key factors influencing the pharmaceutical industry.

The major competitors currently working in the global over the counter (OTC) drugs market are Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Sanofi, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd, Bayer AG, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., GlaxoSmithKline plc., Novartis AG, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Alkem Labs, Reckitt Benckiser Group plc., Piramal Enterprises Ltd., , Cipla, Pfizer Inc., Procter & Gamble, Perrigo Company plc, Mylan N.V., DAIICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LIMITED among others.

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Global Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market By Products Type (Analgesics, Cold, Cough & Flu Products, Gastrointestinal Products, Ophthalmic Products, Dermatology Products, Others), End Users (Hospitals, Homecare, Specialty Clinics, Others), Distribution Channel (Hospital Pharmacy, Online Pharmacy, Retail Pharmacy, Others), Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa) – Industry Trends and  Forecast to 2026

over the counter (OTC) drugs market is rising gradually with a substantial CAGR of 8.7% in the forecast period of 2019-2026. Adoption of OTC drugs by many pharmaceutical companies and usage by general people over prescription drugs brings a great opportunity to the market growth.

Market Definition:

Over The Counter (OTC) drugs are medications that can be taken without the consultation from healthcare professionals by the general public based on the safety and efficacy of the drugs. Some examples of OTC drugs are acetaminophen (paracetamol) and ibuprofen for pain relief, dextromethorphan and cough suppressants. These drugs are safe and effective and are used for the treatment of conditions that do not require the direct consultation of any doctor. OTC drugs are available in all pharmacies and others places such as grocery stores and gas stations.

According to the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the use of OTCs has given rise to the allergy sufferers from 66% (2009) to 75% (2015). An estimated to 81% of adults prefer to use OTC medications as primary option for minor diseases and conditions.

Market Drivers

  • Favorable regulatory policies and conditions for approval of OTC drugs will boost the market growth in the forecast period
  • Increasing geriatric population which is highly susceptible to several diseases such as joint pain is another factor uplifting the growth of this market
  • Affordable cost associated with OTC drugs is a major driver of market growth
  • Increasing patent expirations of many drugs resulting in use as OTC drugs drives the market growth

Market Restraints

  • Lack of health and OTC products awareness in rural areas is an obstruction to the market growth
  • Incorrect diagnosis results in inappropriate use of OTC drugs acting as restrain to the market growth
  • Competition amongst the existing players is another factor restricting this market growth

Table Of Contents: Global Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market

Part 01: Executive Summary

Part 02: Scope Of The Report

Part 03: Research Methodology

Part 04: Market Landscape

Part 05: Pipeline Analysis

Part 06: Market Sizing

Part 07: Five Forces Analysis

Part 08: Market Segmentation

Part 09: Customer Landscape

Part 10: Regional Landscape

Part 11: Decision Framework

Part 12: Drivers And Challenges

Part 13: Market Trends

Part 14: Vendor Landscape

Part 15: Vendor Analysis

Part 16: Appendix

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Segmentation: Global Over the Counter (OTC) Drugs Market

By Products Type

  • Analgesics
  • Cold, Cough & Flu Products
  • Gastrointestinal Products
  • Ophthalmic Products
  • Dermatology Products
  • Others

By End Users

  • Hospitals
  • Homecare
  • Specialty Clinics
  • Others

By Distribution Channels

  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Online Pharmacy
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Developments in the Market:

  • In July 2019, Sanofi announced an agreement with F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd to get the exclusive OTC rights to Tamiflu, an antiviral drug used for the prevention and treatment of patients with influenza or flu. By this agreement, Sanofi will handle the FDA negotiation for the OTC switch and receive the marketing and distribution rights of Tamiflu in the United States
  • In March 2018, GlaxoSmithKline plc purchased 36.5% stake in the Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture from Novartis AG. This agreement provides GlaxoSmithKline plc business of sensodyne toothpaste and over-the-counter pills from Novartis AG. By this deal, GlaxoSmithKline plc will own the OTC business of the company and Novartis AG will be enabled to focus on its core businesses

Competitive Analysis:

Global over the counter (OTC) drugs market is highly fragmented and the major players have used various strategies such as new product launches, expansions, agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, acquisitions, and others to increase their footprints in this market. The report includes market shares of over the counter (OTC) drugs market for Global, Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, South America and Middle East & Africa.

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  • The segment that is expected to dominate the market as well as the segment which holds highest CAGR in the forecast period
  • Regions/Countries that are expected to witness the fastest growth rates during the forecast period
  • The latest developments, market shares, and strategies that are employed by the major market players

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