Global Market Study on Opioids: Widespread Usage in Treatment of Cancer to Drive the Growth of Opioids Market During the Forecast Period


  • Published On : Jan-2016 |
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Opioids are naturally occurring opiates and synthetic and semi-synthetic drugs that act on opioid receptors in the brain and can cause dependence due to their euphoric effects. Opioids are majorly categorized into natural and synthetic opioids that are used to treat moderate to severe pain caused due to various physical conditions.

Increasing usage of opioids in non-cancer conditions, unregulated prescription by physicians, lack of regulatory policies to curb the abusive consumption, increasing the prevalence of terminal conditions and favorable reimbursement for palliative care in developed countries are some of the factors promoting the growth of the global opioids market. However, chronic side effects, high prices of opioids in developing countries, over the regulated opioid prescription environment in Asia Pacific and limited availability in Asia Pacific, Africa and some parts of Europe are expected to hinder the growth of the opioids market, globally.

This report covers the global opioids market performance in terms of revenue contribution. The report includes key trends, drivers, restraints, and opportunities influencing the growth of the global opioids market. Impact analysis of key growth drivers and restraints, based on the weighted average model are included in this report to better equip clients with crystal clear decision-making insights.

The global opioids market is segmented as follows:

  • Opioid market, by Product Type
  • Opioid market, by Application
  • Opioid market, by Region

The global opioids market has been estimated to be valued at US$ 34,888.0 Mn in 2015 and is anticipate to garner US$ 42,158.8 Mn revenue by 2021, registering a CAGR of 3.2% during the forecast period.

By product, the global opioid market is segmented into morphine, codeine, fentanyl, meperidine and methadone. The morphine and codeine segments collectively accounted for around 62% of the overall market in 2014.

By application, the global opioids market is segmented into analgesia, cough suppression and diarrhea suppression. The analgesia segment was valued at US$ 22,776.3 Mn in 2014 and is anticipated to reach US$ 28,436.8 Mn by 2021 at a CAGR of 3.3% over the forecast period.

By geography, North America dominated the market with over 65% market share in 2014, followed by Europe. Opioids market in Asia-Pacific is projected to expand at the highest CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period.

Key features of this report

  • Drivers and restraints of the opioids market
  • Latest product innovations and key developments in the market
  • Analysis of business strategies of the top players
  • Opioids market estimates and forecasts

An opioid is a type of narcotic pain medication that is used to treat moderate to severe pain. It is used as an anesthesia, cough suppressant, diarrhea suppressant and to reduce surgical pain, injury or trauma, cancer pain and pain arising from disease. Opioids are largely used in cancer pain management and end-stage diseases in which palliative care is required. However, these can be addictive due to their analgesic nature.

The global opioids market was valued at US$ 33,924.2 Mn in 2014. North America was the leading market for opioid, accounting for approximately 65% revenue share in 2014, followed by Europe with around 20% share in 2014. Factors such as increasing palliative care facilities, reformed regulations for prescription of opioids, and extensive focus of generic manufacturers towards Abuse-Deterrent Formulation (ADF) are expected to drive the growth of the opioids market in North America and Europe. Asia Pacific market is expected to register highest CAGR of 3.5% during the forecast period (2015–2021), followed by the North America. Increased focus on palliative care and rising healthcare expenditure are leading factors which promote the growth of opioids in Asia Pacific.

The global opioids market has been estimated to be valued at US$ 34,888.0 Mn in 2015 and is anticipate to garner US$ 42,158.8 Mn revenue by 2021, registering a CAGR of 3.2% during the forecast period.

By product, the morphine and codeine segments collectively accounted for around 62% of the overall market in 2014. Uncontrolled prescription, development of opioid tolerance towards morphine and codeine would raise the demand through 2021.

By application, analgesia segment was valued at US$ 22,776.3 Mn in 2014 and is anticipated to reach US$ 28,436.8 Mn by 2021 at a CAGR of 3.3% over the forecast period.

Key players in the global opioids market include Pfizer Inc., Purdue Pharma, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Actavis Plc., Sanofi, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Egalet.

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Key players in the global opioids market:

  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Purdue Pharma.
  • Boehringer Ingelheim.
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Actavis Plc.
  • Sanofi.
  • Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals.
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Egalet.
  • Other.

These companies are looking for maximum market share with the help of product launch in Abuse Deterrent Formulations (ADF).  Also, major players are focusing on Asia Pacific region especially in Australia owing to flexible regulation for opium cultivation.

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