Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The Pain Medication OTC Manufacturing industry manufactures over-the-counter pharmaceutical products that focus on pain relief and are available without a doctor's prescription. With Australian consumers possessing a high awareness of self-medication uses, and an increasing range of pain relief products now available in pharmacy and supermarket aisles, domestic demand for OTC pain medication has remained healthy over the past five years.
As with other segments of the Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing industry, the Pain Medication OTC Manufacturing industry is dominated by global players and brand names... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
There are three main types of pain relief medications available to Australian consumers: analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and narcotic (opioid-based) analgesics. The first two of these types can be sold over the counter and without a prescription, but may also be prescribed in some instances. In the case of narcotic analgesics, where the strength of the product is considerably higher, a prescription is required, particularly for highly addictive products. Regulatory controls still exist with OTC medication, given the potential side effects associated with long-term usage, overdosing or usage for non-medical purposes. Most pain relief products available without a prescription started as a prescription medication, usually in a higher dosage... purchase to read more