Global ADHD Therapeutics Market to Reach $4.2 Billion by 2015, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on ADHD Therapeutics market. The global Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Therapeutics market is projected to reach $4.2 billion by the year 2015, driven by an expanding patient population and rising diagnosis rates in developed countries.

ADHD Therapeutics: A Global Strategic Business Report

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a common neurodevelopmental psychiatric disorder, affects an estimated 5% of the worldwide children in the age group of 5-17 years. Genetics play a major role in its propagation, with almost three-fourth of the diagnosed patients having some history of ADHD in their families. Currently, stimulant medication used in conjunction with behavioral interventions is considered the best treatment option for ADHD patients.

Existing ADHD drugs are only successful in fulfilling the therapeutic needs of ADHD treatment, with issues relating to complete cure, efficacy and safety remaining unresolved. The existing drugs work by reducing the remission rates, increasing the disorder’s relapse rates, and treating the symptoms rather than the disorder itself. Consequently, the potential for any pipeline drug strong in safety as well as efficacy is huge, indicating greater chances of the drug expanding the segment revenues and penetrating geographic markets that are yet unexplored.

Global market for ADHD drugs is severely constrained by the lack of awareness about the disorder, even in developed countries such as the UK, Germany and Japan. Lack of consensus on common diagnostic criteria, use of stimulants as medicines, side effects from medicines, and ambiguity about the causes of the disorder are some of the major roadblocks for the growth, especially in non-US markets. Introduction of generics is also likely to shake-up the market, fostering volume expansion due to lowering of costs.

The United States represents the predominant market for ADHD drugs, as stated by the new market research report on ADHD Therapeutics market. By 2012, the market is forecast to reach US$3.3 billion, with growth anticipated largely from the adult ADHD segment, which now comprises the major target for most companies. The low diagnosis rates in adult population present significant opportunities for players in the ADHD drugs market. However, lack of consensus on the diagnostic criteria, the social stigma attached with a psychiatric disorder, and lack of awareness all comprise the major impediments.

The global ADHD drugs landscape is heavily skewed towards the US market. Consequently, companies with strong positions in the domestic market are deemed as major forces in the global ADHD arena. Shire Plc, Johnson & Johnson and Eli Lilly & Company are the leading players in the global ADHD market. Shire Pharmaceuticals is the largest player in the ADHD market with its strong portfolio of drugs including Adderall XR, Vyvanse, Daytrana and Intuniv.

The report titled “ADHD Therapeutics: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., provides a comprehensive review of market trends, competitive scenario, product introductions, and recent industry activity. The study analyzes market data and analytics in terms of annual revenues for regions including The United States and Rest of World.

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