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Research and Markets: OTC Pharmaceuticals: Global Industry Guide - In 2013, the Global OTC Pharmaceuticals Market Is Forecast To Have a Value of $118.5 Billion

Research and Markets
Posted on: 15 May 10

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "OTC Pharmaceuticals: Global Industry Guide" report to their offering.

The OTC Pharmaceuticals: Global Industry Guide is an essential resource for top-level data and analysis covering the OTC Pharmaceuticals industry. It includes detailed data on market size and segmentation, textual analysis of the key trends and competitive landscape, and profiles of the leading companies. This incisive report provides expert analysis on a global, regional and country basis.

Scope of the Report

  • Contains an executive summary and data on value, volume and segmentation
  • Provides textual analysis of the industry's prospects, competitive landscape and profiles of the leading companies
  • Incorporates in-depth five forces competitive environment analysis and scorecards
  • Covers the Global, European and Asia-Pacific markets as well as individual chapters on 5 major markets (France, Germany, Japan, the UK and the US).
  • Includes a five-year forecast of the industry


The global OTC pharmaceuticals market grew by 3.8% in 2008 to reach a value of $99.4 billion.

In 2013, the global OTC pharmaceuticals market is forecast to have a value of $118.5 billion, an increase of 19.3% since 2008.

Sales of cough and cold preparations generated 17.9% of the global OTC pharmaceuticals market's value.

Europe accounts for 39.1% of the global OTC pharmaceuticals market's value.

Johnson & Johnson accounts for 11.6% of the global OTC pharmaceuticals market's overall value.

Pharmacies and drugstores form a leading distribution channel in the global OTC pharmaceuticals market, accounting for 67.3% of the total value.

Why you should buy this report

  • Spot future trends and developments
  • Inform your business decisions
  • Add weight to presentations and marketing materials
  • Save time carrying out entry-level research

Market Definition

The OTC pharmaceuticals market values consists of the total sales of traditional medicines, cough and cold preparations (tablets, mixtures, lozenges, topical remedies, inhalers), vitamins and minerals (multi-vitamins, single minerals, single vitamins, tonics), indigestion preparations (tablets, powders, mixtures), analgesics (Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Aspirinand other analgesics), and medicated skin products (anti-bacterias, 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). Markets values are calculated using retail selling price (RSP) and include any applicable taxes. Any currency conversions used in the creation of this report have been calculated using constant annual average exchange rates.

Companies Mentioned:

  • Wyeth
  • Pfizer Inc
  • GlaxoSmithKline Plc
  • Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.

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Source: Datamonitor

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Last updated on: 27/08/2010

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