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OTC Pharmaceuticals Market Report 2013

  • Published: February 2013
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • 69 Pages
  • Key Note Publications Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Bayer Plc
  • Glaxosmithkline Plc
  • John Wyeth & Brother Ltd
  • Johnson & Johnson Ltd
  • Novartis Uk Ltd
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The number of prescriptions distributed across the UK has been increasing rapidly in recent years. Data produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) showed that 961.5 million prescription items were dispensed in England in 2011, up from 796.3 million in 2007. The average number of prescription items per head of the population also grew, from 15.6 in 2007, to 18.3 in 2011.

While some of these increases can be accounted for by an increasingly elderly population, the trend is dispiriting for the over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceuticals industry, as it threatens the demand for self-care treatments. In 2012, the total market for OTC pharmaceuticals grew by a modest 2.1% in 2012, after slipping backwards slightly in 2011, by 0.4%.

In terms of sectors, between 2008 and 2012, total retail sales of analgesics fell by 2%. Analgesic is the term used to describe a group of drugs used to achieve relief from pain. The adult oral analgesics subsector dominates the sector and accounted for nearly two-thirds (66%) of total sales of analgesics in 2012; although, the subsector fell by 5.1% over 5-years to 2012.

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Executive Summary

1. Market Definition

REPORT COVERAGE
Pharmacy-Only Medicines
General Sales List Medicines

MARKET SECTORS
Analgesics
Cough, Cold and Sore-Throat Remedies
Skincare Treatments
Gastro-Intestinal Remedies
Other OTC Products

MARKET TRENDS
NHS Budget Squeezed
Prescription Charges in England Continue to Rise
Promotion of Self Care and Self-Medication
Expanding the Role of Pharmacy

ECONOMIC TRENDS
Table 1.1: UK Economic Trends (000, £m, %, million and £), 2007-2011
MARKET POSITION
The UK
Table 1.2: Household Expenditure on Pharmaceutical Products as a Percentage of Total Consumption Expenditure in the UK at Current Prices (£m and %), 2007-2011
Figure 1.1: Household Expenditure on Pharmaceutical Products in the UK at Current Prices (£m), 2007-2011
Overseas
Table 1.3: Average Annual Expenditure on Pharmaceuticals per Capita in Selected Countries ($), 2010

2. Market Size

THE TOTAL MARKET
Table 2.1: The Total Market for OTC
Pharmaceuticals in Great Britain by Value (£m at rsp),
Years Ending December 2008-2012
Figure 2.1: The Total Market for OTC
Pharmaceuticals in Great Britain by Value (£m at rsp),
Years Ending December 2008-2012

BY MARKET SECTOR
Analgesics
Table 2.2: The Analgesics Sector in Great Britain by Subsector by Value (£m at rsp),
Years Ending December 2008-2012
Figure 2.2: The Analgesics Sector in Great Britain by Subsector by Value (£m at rsp), Years Ending December 2008-2012
Cough, Cold and Sore-Throat Remedies
Table 2.3: The Cough, Cold and Sore-Throat Remedies Sector in Great Britain by Subsector by Value (£m at rsp),
Years Ending December 2008-2012
Figure 2.3: The Cough, Cold and Sore-Throat Remedies Sector in Great Britain by Subsector by Value (£m at rsp),
Years Ending December 2008-2012
Skincare Treatment
Table 2.4: The Skincare Treatment Sector in Great Britain by Subsector by Value (£m at rsp), Years Ending December 2008-2012
Figure 2.4: The Skincare Treatment Sector in Great Britain by Subsector by Value (£m at rsp), Years Ending December 2008-2012
Gastro-Intestinal Remedies
Table 2.5: The Gastro-Intestinal Remedies Sector in Great Britain by Subsector by Value (£m at rsp),
Years Ending December 2008-2012
Figure 2.5: The Gastro-Intestinal Remedies Sector in Great Britain by Subsector by Value (£m at rsp),
Years Ending December 2008-2012
Other Over-the-Counter Products
Table 2.6: Other OTC Products Sector in Great Britain by Subsector by Value (£m at rsp), Years Ending December 2008-2012
Figure 2.6: Other OTC Products Sector in Great Britain by Subsector by Value (£m at rsp), Years Ending December 2008-2012

OVERSEAS TRADE
Table 2.7: UK Exports and Imports of Basic Pharmaceutical Products and Pharmaceutical Preparations (£m), 2007-2011

3. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

STRENGTHS

WEAKNESSES

OPPORTUNITIES

THREATS

4. Current Issues

PRESCRIPTIONS DISPENSED IN ENGLANG
Table 4.1: Prescriptions and Ingredient Costs in England (million, number, £m and £), 2007-2011
Figure 4.1: Prescriptions and Ingredient Costs in England (million, number, £m and £), 2007-2011

POM TO P SWITCHING

CAMPAIGNS TO PROMOTE SELF CARE AND SELF-MEDICATION

ASTHMA INHALERS AVAILABLE OVER-THE-COUNTER

5. Forecasts

GENERAL ECONOMIC FORECAST
Table 5.1: Economic Forecasts (000, % and million), 2012-2016

FORECASTS 2012 TO 2016
Table 5.2: The Forecast UK Market for OTC
Pharmaceuticals in Great Britain by Value (£m at rsp),
Years Ending December 2013-2017
Figure 5.1: The Forecast UK Market for OTC
Pharmaceuticals in Great Britain by Value (£m at rsp),
Years Ending December 2013-2017
By Sector
Table 5.3: The Forecast UK Market for OTC
Pharmaceuticals in Great Britain by Sector by Value (£m at rsp), Years Ending December 2013-2017
Figure 5.2: The Forecast UK Market for OTC
Pharmaceuticals in Great Britain by Sector by Value (£m at rsp), Years Ending December 2013-2017

MARKET GROWTH
Figure 5.3: Growth in the UK Market OTC Pharmaceuticals
in Great Britain by Value (£bn at rsp), 2008-2017

FUTURE TRENDS
Growing Trend for Self Care and Self-Medication
Ageing Population to Drive Growth in OTC Pharmaceuticals

6. Company Profiles
BAYER PLC
GLAXOSMITHKLINE PLC
JOHNSON & JOHNSON LTD
JOHN WYETH & BROTHER LTD
NOVARTIS UK LTD
RECKITT BENCKISER GROUP PLC

7. Further Sources
Associations
Publications
Government Publications
Other Sources
Key Note Sources
Understanding Consumer Survey Data
Number, Profile, Penetration
Social Grade
Standard Region

- Bayer Plc
- Glaxosmithkline Plc
- Johnson & Johnson Ltd
- John Wyeth & Brother Ltd
- Novartis Uk Ltd
- Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc

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