North America was the largest region in the pharmaceutical drugs market in 2017, accounting for 36.5% market share. Asia Pacific was the second largest region accounting for 21.5% market share. Africa was the smallest region accounting for 3.1% market share. The demand for new drug candidates for antimicrobial resistant infections is increasing. Antimicrobial resistance is a serious concern to global public health as it resulted in long duration of illness. The global pharmaceutical drugs market includes musculoskeletal disorders drugs; cardiovascular drugs; oncology drugs; anti-infective drugs; metabolic disorders drugs; central nervous system drugs; genito-urinary drugs; respiratory diseases drugs; gastrointestinal drugs; hematology drugs; dermatology drugs; and ophthalmology drugs.