Published: Oct, 2017

Prominent companies operating in the global rheumatology therapeutics market are AbbVie, Inc., Pfizer, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Merck & Co., Inc. etc. Some other key players in the market are Amgen, Inc., Janssen Biotech, Inc., Novartis AG, Genentech, Inc., Sanofi, and Takeda Pharmaceutical.

A report by Transparency Market Research uncovers after in-depth study that the global rheumatology therapeutics market will rise at a lackluster CAGR of 2.7% from 2017 to 2025 to become worth US$ 52.96 bn by 2025 from US$41.88 bn in 2016.

The various drug classes in the global rheumatology therapeutics market are disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID’s), corticosteroids, uric acid drugs, etc. The DMARDs, which is a group of medicines or combination of medicines used to treat rheumatic diseases by blocking the inflammation, accounts for maximum share in the market at present. They are categorized into two major types - biologic DMARDs and synthetic DMARDs. By rising at a 2.6% CAGR from 2017 to 2025 the segment is expected to retain its dominant share in the upcoming years.

Geographically, the key segments of the global rheumatology therapeutics market are North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa. Of them, North America leads the market with dominant share on account of a burgeoning geriatric population highly susceptible to various kinds of rheumatology disorders. Further, uptake of biologics and biosimilar products for treating moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis and superior healthcare facilities has also proved beneficial to the market in the region.

Global Rheumatology Therapeutics

Burgeoning Elderly Population Drives Growth

Rheumatology is the multidisciplinary approach towards the diagnosis and treatment of the various rheumatic disease which includes clinical problems in joints, soft tissues, heritable connective tissue disorders, vasculitis, and autoimmune diseases. Rheumatic disease is associated with inflammation that affects the bones, tendons, ligaments, and sometimes organs.

At the forefront of driving growth in the global rheumatology therapeutics market is the ever-increasing elderly population worldwide and swift approval of new drugs for treating various rheumatic diseases. In August 2017, for example, the FDA approved DUZALLO drug by Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and AstraZeneca. It is the first and only therapy that leverages two types of mechanisms in gout with only one pill. Again, in 2017, Kevzara (Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) got the FDA approval to treat adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In 2017, AbbVie Inc., a global leader in anti-rheumatic drugs, announced its four potential candidates, which are Upadacitinib, Risankizumab, ABBV-599, and ABT-981, that are in different phases of clinical trials to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and osteoarthritis (OA).

Investment into Research and Development Benefits Market

Other factors positively influencing the market are rising knowledge among people about rheumatic diseases and emergence of cost-effective rheumatology therapeutics. Further, increasing investment in research and development is likely to bolster the growth of global rheumatology therapeutics market during the forecast period.

This review is based on the findings of a TMR report, titled, “Rheumatology Therapeutics Market (Drug Class – Disease Modifying Anti-rheumatic Drugs (DMARD’s), Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAID’s), Corticosteroids, and Uric Acid Drugs; Disease Indication – Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Gout, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis; Distribution Channel – Hospital Pharmacy, Retail Pharmacy, and Online Pharmacy) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2017–2025.”

The Global Rheumatology Therapeutics Market is segmented as below:

Global Rheumatology Therapeutics Market, by Drug Class

  • Disease Modifying Anti-rheumatic Drugs (DMARD’s)
    • Synthetic Disease Modifying Anti-rheumatic Drugs
    • Biologic Disease Modifying Anti-rheumatic Drugs
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAID’s)
  • Corticosteroids
  • Uric Acid Drugs
  • Others

Global Rheumatology Therapeutics Market, by Disease Indication

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Others

Global Rheumatology Therapeutics Market, by Route of Administration

  • Parenteral Route
  • Oral Route
  • Topical

Global Rheumatology Therapeutics Market, by Distribution Channel

  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Online Pharmacy

Global Rheumatology Therapeutics Market, by Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa

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