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Analgesics Update Part 1: Global Trends

Apr 2017

Although the global market for analgesics is outsized by cough, cold, and allergy medications (CCAs) within OTC consumer health, the category totalled global retail value sales of USD22.5 billion in 2016; an 11% increase since 2011. Looking forward, ...

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Analgesics in Cameroon

Jan 2017

The entire analgesics category is the largest in value terms, and one of the most dynamic in Cameroon’s consumer health industry. Analgesics continued to benefit from the highest consumer-awareness in 2016, thanks to the high accessibility and ...

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Analgesics in Saudi Arabia

Dec 2016

The positive value performance witnessed in analgesics towards the end of the review period was fuelled by the ongoing consumer preference for global brands which are considered to represent higher quality and which offer more rapid and effective ...

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Analgesics in Singapore

Dec 2016

Increased competitiveness in the workplace led to more hectic and stressful lifestyles over the review period, in turn driving up the incidence of headaches and other aches and pains. In addition, more gyms opened up near offices to encourage ...

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Analgesics in South Africa

Dec 2016

Analgesics benefited from being viewed as an affordable means of alleviating pain and fever at the end of the review period. Many consumers are facing increasing financial pressures as a result of rising prices and declining real wages, with this ...

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Analgesics in the United Arab Emirates

Dec 2016

2016 witnessed an increase in the number of products billed through insurance companies. These included analgesics. Furthermore, as prices remained strictly regulated for most medicines, not much fluctuation was seen in the price of analgesics. ...

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Analgesics in Estonia

Nov 2016

Based on active substances, analgesics could be divided to three main categories - ibuprofen, acetaminophen (paracetamol) and acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin). Ibuprofen has taken the lead and paracetamol has increased its share at the expense of ...

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Analgesics in Kenya

Nov 2016

2016 saw analgesics dominate the consumer health category in Kenya on account of the budding middle class, who represent over 60% of the population. Such consumers have seen high work-life pressures, resulting in greater stress and depression ...

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Analgesics in Japan

Nov 2016

Analgesics in Japan recorded healthy current value growth of 3% in 2016 to exceed sales of JPY164 billion. Topical analgesics/anaesthetic commanded a 61% share of overall analgesic value sales, with systemic analgesics accounting for the remaining ...

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Analgesics in New Zealand

Oct 2016

2016 saw analgesics face negative media coverage as it was discovered that various pain relief products with the same active ingredients were being marketed for different ailments. In particular, Reckitt Benckiser in Australia was found to be ...

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Analgesics in Georgia

Oct 2016

Most of the analgesics sold in Georgia are imported or manufactured locally with imported active ingredients. In such a climate, with the local currency again appreciating, unit prices in analgesics fell, with this being the main reason behind the ...

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Analgesics in Hungary

Oct 2016

Analgesics continued to benefit from Hungarians’ strengthening interest for self-medication and reached significant value sales growth in 2016. Rising real incomes and manufacturers’ increased spending on advertisements played key roles in ...

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Analgesics in Hong Kong, China

Oct 2016

The popularity of drugs for specific indications, including specific kinds of pain such as back and spinal pain, keeps growing. The performance of the category remained positive and significant in 2016. Increasingly busy lifestyles resulted in high ...

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Analgesics in Vietnam

Oct 2016

The demand for purchasing analgesics increased gradually over the review period due to higher population and busier lifestyles. In 2015, the population of Vietnam reached almost 92 million people, up by approximately 2% compared to the previous year....

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Analgesics in Sweden

Oct 2016

Sweden’s Medical Products Agency (MPA) announced in September 2014 its decision to ban sales of acetaminophen tablets and capsules in all retail outlets other than chemists/pharmacies. The reason for this was an observed correlation between increased...

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Analgesics in Thailand

Oct 2016

Analgesics generated positive growth in 2015. Thai consumers tend to self-medicate, rather than visiting doctors. Some have aches and pains during activities in their daily routines and self-medication allows them to resume their daily activities ...

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Analgesics in Romania

Oct 2016

Analgesics saw current value growth of 6% in 2016, following a much steeper rise of 12% recorded in 2015. The slowdown of this category’s development is explained on the one hand by the decline in the price of medicines in general in 2016, as a ...

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Analgesics in the Philippines

Oct 2016

The use of social media as a tool for promoting brands is not really something new. However, the way brands are being promoted through social media platforms, especially Facebook, is significantly affecting the way consumers are responding to ...

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Analgesics in Lithuania

Oct 2016

Analgesics continued to register double-digit current value sales growth in 2016 to remain one the most dynamic OTC categories in Lithuania. Alongside increasing consumer purchasing power, growing awareness of health issues positively influenced ...

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Analgesics in the Czech Republic

Oct 2016

Analgesics are commonly used OTC products which provide quick relief from a wide range of aches and pains (for example headache, backache, menstrual pain etc) and thus are an essential part of the overwhelming majority of Czech medicine cabinets. In ...

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