APAC Over The Counter (OTC) Pharmaceuticals Market Analysis

APAC Over The Counter (OTC) Pharmaceuticals Market Analysis

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This report presents a strategic analysis of the APAC Over The Counter (OTC) Pharmaceuticals Market and a forecast for its development in the medium and long term. It provides a broad overview of the market dynamics, trends and insights, growth drivers and restraints, segmentation, competitive landscape, healthcare policies and regulatory framework, reimbursement scenario, challenges and future outlook. This is one of the most comprehensive reports about the APAC Over The Counter (OTC) Pharmaceuticals Market, offering unmatched value, accuracy and expert insights.


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APAC Over the Counter (OTC) Pharmaceuticals Market Executive Summary

The Asia-Pacific region, which includes more than 40 nations and is home to more than half of the world population which is 53% of the world's population lives in the Asia Pacific Region, which takes up 21% of the planet's land area, has a variety of distinct health systems. As a result, the residents of the Asia-Pacific area have a wide range of health statuses as a result of the region's different healthcare frameworks.

Some nations in the region are well-known for their excellent public health systems. When it comes to healthcare, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand all rank among the top Asia-Pacific nations, with health spending accounting for sizable portions of each nation's GDP. A strong economic rise in the APAC region comes with benefits and challenges for the healthcare industry. Despite the increased number of hospitals, people in rural and urban areas continue to face access and affordability challenges. Because people are living longer, there is an increased need for better healthcare, which leads to better health outcomes.

The rise in public awareness of issues with general health and developments in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors are what is driving the global market for over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements. The rising tendency of people to choose over-the-counter medicines for minor illnesses also contributes to market expansion. Additionally, the FDA's strict rules regarding the security and effectiveness of OTC medications restrain market expansion.

Over the next few years, the emerging countries of Latin America and Southeast Asia are expected to have the fastest increase in the worldwide over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals industry. This is due to the fast-rising population in these areas, as well as the growing middle class and growth in disposable income, which will create a critical mass of people who will be able to acquire OTC medications. Supermarkets are also contributing to the rise of the OTC pharmaceutical market in emerging economies, along with new channels of accessibility at retail outlets in emerging markets.

Market Size and Key Findings

The APAC Over the Counter (OTC) Pharmaceuticals Market size is at around US $ 57.86 Bn, exhibiting a CAGR of 6.15% during the forecast period 2021-2030.

APAC Over the Counter (OTC) Pharmaceuticals Market Size (In USD Bn) (2021-2030F)

Market Dynamics

Market Growth Drivers Analysis

The number of elderly or senior citizens is significantly increasing. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that by 2050, there will be an additional 1.5 billion people who are 65 years of age or older. It is anticipated that the number will increase in developing nations including China, Japan, India, and South Korea. Health issues affecting the elderly population include cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, and blood sugar levels. They must take better care of their health. As a result, patients need medications at specific intervals. Elderly folks occasionally purchase medications without a prescription. As a result, the forecasted rise of the over-the-counter (OTC) medicine market is being driven by the rising geriatric population.

The coronavirus outbreak has altered consumption patterns. The market for over-the-counter (OTC) medications has seen new growth potential as a result. People were unaware of the causes of the common cold and cough until around ten years ago. But following the pandemic, individuals have realized how important good health is. Many customers are aware of the medications that can be used to treat particular medical conditions. As a result, the market for over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals is expected to rise throughout the forecast period due to growing awareness of general health issues.

Market Growth Restraints Analysis

The over-the-counter (OTC) medications are over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. People who are uninformed about drugs and medications frequently take medications without first contacting a doctor or other healthcare provider. Consumer health may suffer as a result of this. The effects of this action may potentially put pharmacies and drug stores in danger. People have been known to pass away after taking the incorrect pills or medications on numerous occasions. The over-the-counter (OTC) medications ought to be outlawed in order to prevent similar occurrences. As a result, during the projection period, the threat to human life will operate as a restraint on the expansion of the over-the-counter (OTC) medicine industry.

In some places, the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) medications is prohibited. To do this, a set of regulations and laws must be obeyed. Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are not allowed to be sold due to regulations that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put in place. The sale of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines is prohibited in a large number of developed nations. As a result, during the projection period, the over-the-counter (OTC) medicine market would face significant obstacles from the government's strict restrictions.

Competitive Landscape

Key Players

The prominent players operating in this market include Johnson and Johnson Services Inc (USA), Bayer AG (Germany), Novartis AG (Switzerland), Sanofi (France), Pfizer (USA), GlaxoSmithKline Plc (UK), Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH (Germany), Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc (UK), Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Tokyo), etc.

1. Executive Summary
1.1 Product Overview
1.2 Global Scenario
1.3 Country Overview
1.4 Healthcare Scenario in Country
1.5 Government Regulation in Country
1.6 Recent Developments in the Country

2. Market Size and Forecasting
2.1 Epidemiology of Disease
2.2 Market Size (With Excel and Methodology)
2.3 Market Segmentation (Check all Segments in Segmentation Section)

3. Market Dynamics
3.1 Market Drivers
3.2 Market Restraints

4. Competitive Landscape
4.1 Major Market Share

4.2 Key Company Profile (Check all Companies in the Summary Section)

4.2.1 Company Overview Product Applications and Services Recent Developments Partnerships Ecosystem Financials (Based on Availability)

5. Reimbursement Scenario
5.1 Reimbursement Regulation

6. Methodology and Scope

Over the Counter (OTC) Pharmaceuticals Market Segmentation

The Over the Counter (OTC) Pharmaceuticals Market is segmented as mentioned below:

By Product (Revenue, USD Billion):

  • Analgesics
  • Cold & Cough Remedies
  • Digestive and Intestinal Remedies
  • ?Skin Treatments
  • Vitamins and Minerals

By Distribution Channel (Revenue, USD Billion):

  • Drug Stores and Retail Pharmacies
  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Online Pharmacies

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  3. Epidemiology of Disease Type
  4. Market Segmentation
  5. Market Share
  6. Competitive Landscape
  7. Key Company Profiles
  8. Healthcare Policies & Regulatory Framework
  9. Reimbursement Scenario
  10. Factors Driving Future Growth

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Last updated on: 04 January 2023

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