The pharmaceutical industry develops drugs to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent diseases. Pharmaceutical companies produce both generic and branded drugs. Pharmaceutical drugs are subjected to various laws and regulations that deal with patenting, testing, safety, efficacy and marketing. Pharmaceutical drugs are intended for human or veterinary use presented in their finished dosage form.
Companies Covered: Novartis AG, Sanofi S.A., F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., Pfizer Inc. and Gilead Sciences Inc.
The pharmaceutical market consists of pharmaceutical drugs that are segmented based on the targeted therapeutic area. The following are the therapeutic areas that are targeted by the drugs for treatment –
Musculoskeletal Drugs Market – The musculoskeletal system drugs market comprises companies that discover, develop, manufacture and distribute medications used in the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases. Musculoskeletal diseases include arthritis, osteoporosis, osteomalacia, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, rotator cuff tear, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis, lupus erythematosus and others.
Cardiovascular Drugs Market – Cardiovascular drugs market covers the drugs used to treat conditions that affect the heart or blood vessels. These conditions include heart stroke, coronary artery diseases, valvular diseases, peripheral venous diseases, pericarditis, endocarditis, cardiac tumors, arteriosclerosis, and lymphatic diseases.
Oncology Drugs Market – Oncology deals with the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer diseases. Types of cancers that can be treated by oncology drugs are blood cancer, lung cancer, endocrine cancer, bone cancer, gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, skin cancer, breast cancer, pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer, ovarian cancer, ocular cancer and others.
Anti-infective Drugs Market – Infectious diseases are disorders caused by pathogenic organisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites. Anti-infective drugs are used to treat or prevent these infectious diseases by inhibiting the spread of an infectious agent (static) or by killing the infectious agent (cidal).
Metabolic Disorders Drugs Market – The metabolic disorders drugs market covers medications that are used in the treatment of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, thyroid, hyperparathyroidism, hypopituitarism, and hypoadrenalism.
Central Nervous System Drugs Market – The central nervous system drugs market includes medications that are used in the treatment of diseases affecting the brain or spinal cord.
Genito-urinary Drugs Market – The genitourinary drugs market covers drugs that are used in the treatment of diseases such as urinary tract infections, male reproductive diseases, voiding diseases, female reproductive diseases, glomerular disorders, urinary calculi, cystic kidney disease, Reno vascular diseases, benign prostate diseases, and other related diseases.
Respiratory Diseases Drugs Market – Respiratory diseases drugs market covers drugs that are used in the treatment of a wide range of respiratory diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic and acute bronchitis, emphysema and cystic fibrosis.
Gastrointestinal Drugs Market – The gastrointestinal diseases drugs market covers medicines used for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, diverticular disease, perianal infections, anal fissures, hemorrhoids, constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Hematology Drugs Market – Hematology drugs market offers drugs, blood and blood products that are used for the treatment of diseases such as rare genetic disorders, anemia, and conditions related to sickle cell disease and other related diseases.
Dermatology Drugs Market – The dermatology drugs market includes medications that are used for the treatment of skin conditions such as dermatitis (including eczema), rosacea, hyperhidrosis, androgenic alopecia, onychomycosis, hair loss, acne, immune disorders (including psoriasis), microbial infections (bacterial, fungal, and viral), vascular and pigmented lesion removal, common warts, seborrheic keratosis, and other skin diseases.
Ophthalmology Drugs Market – The ophthalmology drugs market covers drugs that are used in the treatment of eye related diseases such as refractive errors, cataracts, glaucoma, conjunctivitis, retinal diseases, and macular degeneration.