The aim of this report is to provide a range of information-from detailed market analyses through industry trends-to quantify, qualify and compare the herbal supplement, prescription drug (including generics) and (where applicable) over-the-counter (OTC) drug markets for a variety of diseases with large patient bases.
This report offers a unique perspective on diseases for which herbal supplements as well as prescription drugs and, in some cases, OTC treatments are available. The purpose of the report is to compare trends in these treatment options and provide market assessments and forecasts for each. The information and analysis presented in this report are important assets in decision-making for managers involved in business development, marketing, market research, product development, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, business management, investment banking and deal creation, and to consultants to the healthcare, herbal supplement, prescription pharmaceutical and OTC treatment industry. The study provides a comprehensive analysis of the current markets for herbal supplements, prescription drugs and (where applicable) OTC products for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, cognitive disorders, depression, erectile dysfunction, gastrointestinal disorders (heartburn and nausea), hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, insomnia and menopausal symptoms.
SCOPE OF STUDY
This report contains:
The base year for this study is 2006. Figures are based on revenue numbers at the manufacturers' level and are projected at 2006 dollar value; that is, inflation is not computed into the projection figures.
This study was prepared with data and trends derived from herbal products specialists and organizations, pharmaceutical product managers, marketing strategists, research executives and others at leading herbal and pharmaceutical companies that have products used in the treatment of diseases covered in this report or which have products in development for these markets.
The information and analyses presented in this report are based on an extensive survey of the herbal supplement/nutritional products and pharmaceutical industries as well as a detailed examination of published literature and reports obtained from regulatory authorities, medical research institutions, pharmaceutical trade associations and national and world health organizations. Key information from business literature was used to obtain expert opinions on commercial potential and market sizes from industry professionals.
Lynn Gray has been a research analyst in the biotechnology and life sciences since 1989. Her collaboration with BCC Research began in 1996, and since then, she has authored over 20 BCC biomedical reports.