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. As Australian consumers have a high awareness of self-medication uses, domestic demand for OTC pain medication has remained healthy over the past five years. Consumers are able to reach for an increasing range of pain relief products from their pharmacy and supermarket aisles.
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 the need for a prescription, but they 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 products considered highly addictive. Regulatory controls still exist with OTC medication, given the potential side effects associated with long-term usage, overdosing or usage for non-medical purposes... purchase to read more