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Opioids Market to 2017 - Steady Uptake of Oxycontin and High Incidence Of Diseases Such As Cancer And Arthritis to Drive the Market Opioids Remain The Mainstay of Chronic Pain Treatment Pain is a disabling symptom that can occur at any point in the course of an illness. Since pain considerably affects day to day life, its management offers considerable challenge for physicians. Inadequate pain control remains a major problem across the world. Pain relief medications are dominated by NSAIDs followed by opioids. Long acting opioids are used in the relief of moderate to severe pain which require treatment for several days. Oral Long Acting Opioids (LAOs) are also an option to treat acute pain in non-dependant patients. Opioids are prescribed when pain cannot be adequately controlled with an NSAID. All NSAIDs/Cox-2 inhibitors have cardiovascular and renal side-effects, and the older NSAIDs have severe gastrointestinal ones too. Therefore in cases of acute and chronic opioids continue to be the mainstay of therapy. However, this market is struggling to generate sales growth against a background of weak pipelines and generic competition. In 2010, the global opioids market was approximately $11.2 billion, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4% between 2002 and 2010. By 2017, the global opioids market is forecast to reach $13.2 billion, indicating a CAGR of 2.8% between 2010 and 2017. The market for pain management drugs is focused on enhancement of available dugs with the development of extended release formulations and drug combinations. For Sample Pages, please click or add the below link to your browser:

In an effort to minimize the risk of misuse, abuse, addiction and overdose opioids are made available through a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program. In order to ensure that the benefits of the drugs outweigh the risks of use in patients, the FDA had notified opioid drug manufacturers to have REMS. Under this program, pharmacies, distributors, and medical care providers who prescribe to outpatients are required to enroll in the program to prescribe, dispense and distribute opioid drugs. GBI Research, the leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research, “Opioids Market to 2017 - Steady Uptake of Oxycontin and High Incidence Of Diseases Such As Cancer And Arthritis to Drive the Market�, which provides insights into global Opioids market and market forecast until 2017.

Report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GBI Research’s team of industry experts. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the top five therapeutic indications for which often opioids are prescribed which includes fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, cancer pain, osteoarthritis pain, rheumatoid arthritis pain, low back pain and post operative pain. The report also examines the global opioids treatment usage patterns for the covered indication. In addition, the report also includes insights into the opioids R&D pipeline For further details, please click or add the below link to your browser: Visit our report store: For more details contact: North America: +1 646 395 5477 Europe: +44 207 753 4299 +44 1204 543 533 Asia Pacific: +91 40 6616 6782

Opioids Market to 2017