Europe Over The Counter (OTC) Analgesics Market Analysis

Europe Over The Counter (OTC) Analgesics Market Analysis

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This report presents a strategic analysis of the Europe Over The Counter (OTC) Analgesics 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 Europe Over The Counter (OTC) Analgesics Market, offering unmatched value, accuracy and expert insights.

ID: IN10EUON003 CATEGORY: OTC & Nutraceuticals GEOGRAPHY: Europe

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Europe Over the Counter (OTC) Analgesics Market Executive Summary

The European Union's fastest-growing economy in 2021 was Ireland, with the country's GDP growing by 13.5 percent that year. With a GDP of almost 3.3 trillion Euros, Germany is by far Europe's largest economy, followed by the United Kingdom at 2.28 trillion Euros and France at 2.27 trillion Euros.

Despite the fact that unemployment in the EU is currently low, the inflation rate hit a new high of 7.8% in March 2022. Going into 2022, Europe's growth rate is anticipated to be 2.7 percent, with Portugal having the fastest growth rate of 5.8 percent and Estonia having the slowest growth rate of one percent.

Analgesic is a term that refers to a group of medications that are used to relieve pain without causing loss of consciousness. Opioid analgesics have been widely accepted as the most effective and widely utilized medications for the treatment of severe pain all over the world.

The global demand for analgesics arises from the goal of improving healthcare outcomes. Pain management, for example, necessitates a multidisciplinary approach to provide. Aside from that, manufacturers' creation of opioid analgesics with abuse-deterrent qualities has resulted in a significant demand for analgesics all over the world.

Only approximately 14% of the world's population receives palliative care, according to the WHO. Furthermore, it is estimated that approximately 40 million people worldwide require palliative care each year. Over 78 percent of that population is found in low- and middle-income countries.
The rise in the global prevalence of neuropathic and chronic pain, as well as developments in pain treatment strategies, are driving global analgesics sales.

Market Size and Key Findings

The Global Lung Cancer Therapeutics Market size is at around US $ 26.3 Bn in 2021 and is projected to reach US $ 33.6 Bn in 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.5% during the forecast period.

Europe Over the Counter (OTC) Analgesics Market Size (In USD Bn) (2021-2030F)

Market Dynamics

Market Growth Drivers Analysis

The rise in self-medication during the predicted period is one of the major drivers of market expansion. The market is expanding as a result of more people moving from prescription to over-the-counter medications due to lower costs and an increase in OTC medicine approvals from regulatory bodies.

For instance, Sanofi declared in February 2017 that Xyzal Allergy 24HR, an over-the-counter medication for seasonal allergies, had received FDA approval. The industry is expanding due to the accessibility and affordability of OTC products as well. For instance, it was estimated in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) publication that each year, over-the-counter medications save the United States over USD 100.0 billion. During the anticipated term, the aforementioned elements would accelerate market expansion.

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), Bohringer 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) Analgesics Market Segmentation

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

By Product (Revenue, USD Billion):

  • Analgesics
  • Cold & Cough Remedies
  • Digestive and Intestinal Remedies
  • Skin Treatments Sports Nutrition

By Distribution Channel (Revenue, USD Billion):

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

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  6. Competitive Landscape
  7. Key Company Profiles
  8. Healthcare Policies & Regulatory Framework
  9. Reimbursement Scenario
  10. Factors Driving Future Growth

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The study on the market covers the analysis of the leading geographies such as Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, Middle East, North America, and  Latin America for the period of 2022 to 2030. The qualitative analysis covers the industry landscape and trends, market opportunities, competitive landscape, and policy and regulatory scenario, and the quantitative analysis covers different market estimates and forecasts.

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Last updated on: 13 June 2024
Updated by: Riya Doshi

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