Global Opioids Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis by Product, Application and Region - Forecast to 2026 -

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The global opioids market size is estimated to reach USD 29.4 billion by 2026, expanding at a CAGR of 1.8% over the forecast period. Growing geriatric population, coupled with increasing focus on palliative care, is estimated to drive the market. Moreover, increasing geographical expansions by market players is expected to fuel growth.

Rising prevalence of disease conditions with chronic pain, such as cancer, lower back pain, arthritis, and fibromyalgia, is driving the opioids market. Substantial rise in road accidents and trauma, coupled with constantly increasing cases of surgical procedures, is also driving demand for opioid-based pain management solutions.

On the basis of product, ER was the dominant segment in 2018 owing to its high usage in chronic pain management. However, the abuse and misuse of these drugs have resulted in a serious public health crisis.

North America led the market in 2018 with a share of 55.5% in terms of revenue. One of the major reasons for its dominance is rising geriatric population with terminal conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. However, opioid abuse in U.S. has been rising at an alarming rate. Overdose has killed over 28,000 people in 2014 alone. Almost half of those deaths were caused by prescription drugs. Hence, drug abuse has been declared a public health emergency in U.S. and this is likely to limit market growth in North America.

According to the federal government, around 4,000 Canadians died due to opioid-related overdose in 2017, which is a 34% jump from the previous year. Globally, Canadians are one of the highest users of prescription opioids and this rate, along with associated deaths and hospital visits, has been growing rapidly. To combat this, Health Canada aims to restrict the marketing of such drugs.

The federal government is calling on pharmaceutical companies to stop marketing opioids. For instance, Purdue Pharma has stopped marketing its opioids in Canada, thereby limiting the growth of the North America market. The company has, in fact, shifted its focus to other regions, such as Asia Pacific, to retain its hold in the market. APAC is likely to witness the fastest growth in the coming years.

Further key findings from the study suggest:

  • Extended release was the largest product segment in 2018 due to its high usage in chronic pain management
  • Cancer pain was the largest pain relief segment in 2018 owing to global increase in prevalence of cancer
  • North America was the largest regional market in 2018, driven by presence of key players and highest use of prescription opioids
  • Europe was the second-largest regional market in 2018, primarily fuelled by growing geriatric population
  • Asia Pacific is expected to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period due to increase in geriatric population, coupled with shifting focus of key players towards this region in order to strengthen their position
  • Some of the key players are Purdue Pharma L.P; West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Allergan; Pfizer, Inc.; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Egalet Corporation; and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited. Most key players are focusing on entering untapped regions and expanding their product portfolios

Key Topics Covered

Chapter 1 Methodology and Scope

1.1.Market Segmentation & scope

1.2. Market Definition

1.3. Information Procurement

1.4. Information Analysis

1.5. Market Formulation & Data Visualization

1.6. Data Validation & Publishing

Chapter 2. Executive Summary

2.1. Market Outlook

2.2. Segment Outlook

2.3. Competitive Insights

Chapter 3. Global Opioids Market Variables, Trends & Scope

3.1. Penetration & Growth Prospect Mapping

3.2. Regulatory Framework

3.3. Market Dynamics

3.3.1. Market Driver Analysis Expanding Application of Opioids in Various Therapeutic Conditions Expanding Target Audience for the Opioid Market

3.3.2. Market Restraint Analysis Stringent Regulatory Framework Opioid Abuse & Dependency

3.4. Global Opioids Market Analysis Tools

Chapter 4. Global Opioids Market - Competitive Analysis

4.1. Recent Developments & Impact Analysis, by Key Market Participants

4.2. Company/Competition Categorization (Key innovators, Market leaders, Emerging players)

4.3. Vendor Landscape

4.4. Public Companies

4.5. Private Companies

Chapter 5. Global Opioids Market: Product Estimates & Trend Analysis

5.1. Definitions & Scope

5.2. Product Market Share Analysis, 2018 & 2026

5.3. Global Opioids Market, by Product, 2014 to 2026

5.4. Market Size & Forecasts and Trend Analyses, 2014 to 2026 for the Following:

5.5. Product Markets, by Application, 2014 to 2026:

Chapter 6. Global Opioids Market: Application Estimates & Trend Analysis

6.1. Definitions & Scope

6.2. Application Market Share Analysis, 2018 & 2026

6.3. Global Opioids Market, by Application, 2014 to 2026

6.4. Market Size & Forecasts and Trend Analyses, 2014 to 2026 for the Following:

Chapter 7 Global Opioids Market: Regional Estimates & Trend Analysis, by Product, Technology, Application & End-use

7.1 Global Opioids Market: Regional Movement Analysis, 2018 & 2026

7.2 Global Opioids Market: Leading Players, 2018:

7.3 SWOT Analysis, by Factor (Political & Legal, Economic and Technological)

7.4 North America

7.5. Europe

7.6 Asia Pacific

7.7 Latin America

7.8 MEA

Chapter 8 Competitive Landscape

8.1 Strategy Framework

8.2 Heat Map Analysis of Private Companies

8.3 Purdue Pharma L.P

8.4 Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc.

8.5 West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corporation

8.6 Pfizer Inc.

8.7 Allergan (Actavis)

8.8 Sanofi-Aventis S.A.

8.9 Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Limited

8.10 Grunenthal GmbH

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For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
Related Topics: Analgesics