Impact Analysis of Covid-19
The complete version of the Report will include the impact of the COVID-19, and anticipated change on the future outlook of the industry, by taking into the account the political, economic, social, and technological parameters.
Pulmonary Drugs Market – Boon for Diseased Lungs
Pulmonary drugs can treat wide range of conditions, which are included within the ambit of pulmonary diseases such as pneumonia, allergic rhinitis, pulmonary hypertension, and others. . Pulmonary drugs provide medications for all types of pulmonary diseases, which is expected to fuel market growth in near future. The World Health Organization (WHO) states that most respiratory diseases are preventable and can be treated with the help of appropriate medication. This has led to intensification of efforts for development of effective and efficient pulmonary drugs and medications. Some of the pulmonary drugs are administered with the help of devices called nebulizers or inhalers.
The global pulmonary drugs market was valued at US$ 28.1 billion in 2016 and is expected to witness a robust CAGR of 8.1% over the forecast period (2017 - 2025).
Figure 1. Global Pulmonary Drugs Market (US$ Mn), by Region, 2016
Source: Coherent Market Insights (2018)
Increasing tobacco smoking to augment market growth
Increasing incidence of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is directly proportional to the tobacco smoking and exposure. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) 2016, tobacco smoking is the primary cause of COPD leading to around 90% of COPD cases. The irreversible damages caused due to smoke leads to adoption of life>
Supportive government and non-government initiatives to accelerate the market growth
The government and non-government initiatives help patients to fight the diseases by providing sufficient medical care and education regarding the benefits of preventive measures as well as appropriate medications to curb the life threatening diseases such as COPD. For instance, in 2016, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 90% of deaths were reported due to COPD in low and middle-income economies. Thus, the WHO initiated Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases (GARD) with a vision to provide required medical treatments to patients suffering from chronic respiratory diseases in low and middle income economies. This provision demands a significant quantity of medication that is expected to propel the pulmonary drugs market. Also, in 2015, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation granted a US$ 89 Mn funding to Novavax, to develop RSV F (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) Vaccine for pregnant women in low sourced countries as maternal immunization vaccine to protect respiratory infections in the children. Asia Pacific is expected to be the fastest growing region in the pulmonary drugs market, owing to the continuous marketing of new brands to consolidate and strengthen the sales of products by the manufacturers. For instance, in 2016, Lupin Limited and Novartis Healthcare Private Limited (NHPL) entered into a co-marketing agreement to promote Novartis’s Indacaterol / Glycopyrronium inhaler in India for treating COPD under the brand name of Loftair. The major players operating the global pulmonary drugs market include Sanofi SA, Meda Pharmaceuticals, Circassia Pharmaceuticals Plc., AstraZenca Plc., GlaxoSmithKline Plc., Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals Plc., Cheisi farmaceutici S.p.A., Zambon Company S.p.A., Alaxia SAS, and Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited.