Over-the-Counter (OTC) Drugs and Dietary Supplements: Global Markets

Published - Feb 2014| Analyst - Anand Gijare| Code - PHM050B
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Report Highlights

The global market for OTC medicines and dietary supplements reached $128.8 billion in 2012. This market is expected to reach to $142.7 billion in 2013 and $189.7 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9%.

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global market for OTC drugs and dietary supplements.
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012 and 2013, and projections of CAGRs through 2018.
  • Information about how pharmacies affect the OTC drug market
  • Updates on the latest merger and acquistion activity
  • Company profiles of major players in the market


The report covers developed and emerging markets in order to help readers understand:

  • The current state of the OTC medicines and dietary supplements market and the key markets for its future development.
  • New regulations that will influence the development of the OTC medicines and dietary supplements market.
  • Market drivers of and threats to the OTC medicines and dietary supplements industry.
  • Major regional trends in the global OTC medicines and dietary supplements market.
  • The competitive thrust of the market.

Analyst Credentials

With more than 10 years of experience with market research publishers, management consultants and government bodies, Anand Gijare specializes in predictive and exploratory research projects for market demand potential, sizing and perceptions, as well as in analyzing macro and micro markets in terms of key gaps and opportunities. His expertise includes market trends and drivers, competitive scenarios, value chain analysis and in-depth global market forecasts. He has worked on research studies across a variety of industrial sectors, including pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and information and communication technology.

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Published - Oct-2006| Analyst - Lynn Gray| Code - PHM050A

Report Highlights

  • In 2005, the herbal supplements market for products covered in this report was only 0.47% of the prescription market for drugs to treat these conditions. It is unlikely that the herbal supplements market will ever represent more than a very small percentage of the prescription drug market. For those categories where OTC products exist-treatments for nausea, heartburn and insomnia-OTC revenues represented 4.3%, 14.2% and 7.2% of prescription drug markets for these categories, respectively, in 2005.
  • The global market for herbal supplements covered in this report was $5.5 billion in 2005 and $5.6 billion by the end of 2006. Growing at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 1.7%, this market sector will cross just over $6.1 billion by 2011.
  • The global market for prescription drugs was worth more than $114 billion in 2005 and almost $120 billion in 2006. At an AAGR of 4.6%, this market will grow to reach almost $150 billion by 2011.


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