Rapid Cancer Pain Management Growth to Push Global Revenue to $7 Billion by 2019

Pharma LiveJuly 20, 2013 – The cancer pain management market is expected to be the fastest growing segment within the global pain management therapeutics market, achieving sales of $7 billion by 2019, according to new analysis from business intelligence firm GBI Research.

The new report* states that the cancer pain management market will increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.1% from 2012 to 2019, followed closely by the post-operative market boasting an estimated increase of 8% over the forecast period.

It will also become the second largest segment of the overall pain management market, claiming 15%, while the neuropathic pain management market will continue to hold the largest share of 16% by 2019.

According to GBI Research, the growth of the cancer pain management sector will be driven by the increasing global prevalence of cancer, with drugs such as Fenota, Nucynta, Remoxy and Abstral leading the market.

Vijaya Vulapalli, Senior Analyst at GBI Research, says: “In 2012, 11.8 million people across the top seven markets were suffering from cancer pain, and this number is only continuing to rise. However, just 58% of the diseased population and 78% of the diagnosed population are prescribed medication, as the focus is usually on treating the cancer rather than the pain. This presents a current unmet need in the market which pain management therapeutics will be required to fill over the coming years.”

The significant growth of this treatment area will help boost the growth of the overall pain management market, which GBI Research estimates will rise from $36 billion in 2012 to $49 billion in 2019, representing a CAGR of 4.6%.

A healthy pipeline will also contribute to climbing market revenue, with neuropathic pain being the key therapy area of R&D focus, followed by migraine pain, which currently claims 14% of the pipeline.

Despite this level of activity, the overall pain management market will be prevented from growing any further due to the challenges posed by generic competition, which is expected to increase over the coming years following a series of patent expiries for top-selling drugs such as Cymbalta, Lyrica and Celebrex (celecoxib).

However, GBI Research anticipates pain management therapeutics to remain attractive over the forecast period, thanks to its significant potential for expansion in the long term and current unmet needs in the market.



*Pain Management Therapeutics Market to 2019 – Impact of Patent Expiries Offset by Demand for Neuropathic and Rheumatoid Pain Medications and Strong Pipeline
This report provides an overview of the pain management market across the top seven markets, which are the US, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Japan. It provides detailed pipeline analysis of the pain management market (as of April 2013) and profiles of the top companies operating in the pain management therapeutics market. This report was built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis conducted by GBI Research’s team of industry experts.


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