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Global Osteoarthritis Pain Drugs Market to Grow at a CAGR of 8.38% During the Period 2016 - 2020; Finds New Report

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Lewes, DE -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/02/2016 -- Report forecast the global osteoarthritis pain drugs market to grow at a CAGR of 8.38% during the period 2016-2020.

Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, is a leading cause of disability. It is a chronic, progressive degenerative joint disease, which is characterized by gradual destruction of the articular cartilage, hypertrophy of the bone margins, and a series of biochemical and morphological changes in the synovial membrane and joint capsule. This results in pain and loss of movement.

It is also known as degenerative joint disease, hypertrophic arthritis, and degenerative arthritis, and is most commonly prevalent in older (above 60 years of age) and middle-aged people (between 40-59 years of age). The exact etiology of osteoarthritis is not well understood, but is believed to be an outcome of mechanical and molecular events in the affected joint.

Increasing age, obesity, overuse of the joint, weak thigh muscles, and genetics are some of the common risk factors. Treatment is given depending upon the affected joint, including the hand, wrist, neck, back, knee, and hip, and involves medication and exercise.

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global osteoarthritis pain drugs market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers revenue generated from the sales of branded, generic, and off-label drugs used to treat osteoarthritis pain. It also considers the revenues to be generated from the sales of drugs that are expected to be launched into the market.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

- Americas

According to the report, a key driver of market growth is the high numbers of unmet medical needs. There are a number of unmet medical needs in this market due to the chronic nature of osteoarthritis and the absence of curative therapies. With drugs such as NSAID's, simple analgesics, corticosteroids, and opioids proving effective for individuals with early-to-mid stages of osteoarthritis pain, the competition in the market is strong. However, these options do not provide adequate pain relief in the late stages of osteoarthritis. Ultimately, effective treatment of osteoarthritis pain requires an improved anti-inflammatory molecule, which gives reason for R&D to develop new drugs with better MOA and minimal adverse effects. Thus, absence of effective and safe long-term treatment for creates numerous opportunities for pharmaceutical companies.

Further, the report states that one challenge that could restrict market growth is the consumer's preference for alternate therapies.

Global Osteoarthritis Pain Drugs Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

key players in the Global Osteoarthritis Pain Drugs Market: Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis International, and Pfizer.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: AbbVie, Abiogen Pharma, Afferent Pharmaceuticals, Astellas Pharma, BioDelivery Sciences International, CrystalGenomics, Cytori Therapeutics, Daiichi Sankyo, Eli Lilly, Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Horizon Pharma, iCeutica, Iroko Pharmaceuticals, Merck, Nuvo Research, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, SantoSolve, Techfields Pharma, Winston Pharmaceuticals, Yooyoung Pharmaceutical, and Zynerba Pharmaceuticals.

Market driver

- Significant unmet medical needs
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Market challenge

- Preference for alternative therapies
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Market trend

- Emergence of new treatments
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Key questions answered in this report

- What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
- What are the key market trends?
- What is driving this market?
- What are the challenges to market growth?
- Who are the key vendors in this market space?
- What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?

Spanning over 97 pages and 67 Exhibit "Global Osteoarthritis Pain Market 2016 - 2020" report covers Executive summary, Scope of the report, Market research methodology, Introduction, Market landscape, Disease overview, Pipeline portfolio, Osteoarthritis pain drugs: Clinical trials, Opportunities for research in osteoarthritis, Market landscape, Market segmentation by drug class, Market segmentation by ROA, Market segmentation by dosage form, Geographical segmentation, Market drivers, Impact of drivers, Market challenges, Impact of drivers and challenges, Market trends, Vendor landscape, Upcoming vendors with novel approaches, Appendix.

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