Increasing Number of Anti-fungal Drugs as Over-The-Counter (OTC)
With rising popularity of over-the-counter (OTC) drugs, many patients prefer them to obtaining a prescription from a healthcare professional. Numerous common and harmless fungal infections are left untreated by patients, owing to medical costs and logistical constraints. These have directly contributed to the rise in the usage of OTC drugs, as these infections can be treated by OTC drugs, owing to their ease of availability.
Increasing awareness about myriad fungal infections and increasing government and corporate funding are some other drivers of the market.
Presence of Generics and Government Regulations in the Pharmaceutical Industry
Although there is an increase in the sales of anti-fungal generic drugs, the market value of these drugs has decreased, as the price of generics is almost 20 to 50% of the branded drugs. To meet the market value, the sales of generics must be increased by at least four times to that of branded drugs. Even with the increasing volume of generic anti-fungal drug sales, the overall market value of anti-fungal drugs has reduced.
Additionally, high penetration of conventional drugs used for treatment and allergic reaction to some types of anti-fungal drugs are also restraining the market growth.
North America to Dominate the Market
The global anti-fungal drugs market is segmented by drug type, therapeutic indication, and geography. By geography, it is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.
North America dominates the market due to increasing awareness of fungal infections with the growing incidence of antifungal infections and increasing government and corporate funding in the industry.
Major Players: ABBOTT LABORATORIES, PFIZER, GLAXOSMITHKLINE, BAYER HEALTHCARE, NOVARTIS, SANOFI-AVENTIS, MERCK & CO., KRAMER LABORATORIES, ENZON PHARMACEUTICALS, GILEAD amongst others.
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1.1 Market Definition
2. Research Methodology
3. Executive Summary
4. Key Inferences
5. Market Overview
5.1 Current Market Scenario
5.2 Market Overview
5.3 Porter’s Five Force Analysis
5.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.3.3 Degree of Competition
5.3.4 Threat of Substitution
5.3.5 Threat of New Entrants
6. Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges Analysis (DROC)
6.1 Market Drivers
6.1.1 Increasing Number of Antifungal Drugs As Over-The-Counter (OTC)
6.1.2 Increasing Awareness about the Myriad Fungal Infections
6.1.3 Increasing Government and Corporate Funding
6.1.4 Rise in Number of Immune-Compromised Aged Population
6.1.5 Increasing Population Coming in Contact with Resistant Fungal Strains and Infections
6.2 Market Restraints
6.2.1 High Penetration of Conventional Drugs used for Treatment
6.2.2 Presence of Generics and Government Regulations in Pharmaceutical Industry
6.2.3 Allergic Reaction to Some Types of Anti-Fungal Drugs
6.3.1 Introduction of New Anti-Fungal Drugs
6.4.1 Increasing Resistance to Anti-Fungal Drugs
7.1 By Drug Type
18.104.22.168 Amphotericin B
22.214.171.124 Benzoic Acid
126.96.36.199 By Therapeutic Indication
7.3 By Geography
7.3.1 North America
188.8.131.52 Rest of Europe (RoE)
7.3.3 Asia Pacific
184.108.40.206 South Korea
220.127.116.11 Rest of Asia Pacific
7.3.4 The Middle East & Africa
18.104.22.168 GCC Countries
22.214.171.124 South Africa
126.96.36.199 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7.3.5 South America
188.8.131.52 Rest of South America
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
8.2 Agreements, Collaborations & Partnerships
8.3 New Product Launches
9. Key Players
9.1 Abbott Laboratories
9.4 Bayer Healthcare
9.7 Merck & Co.
9.8 Kramer Laboratories
9.9 Enzon Pharmaceuticals
10. Future of the Market