(PRWEB UK) 17 November 2012
ReportBuyer.com the leading website for market research reports has added the report which says that the approval of the US Food and Drug Administration in May of last year for two drugs, Incivek and Victrelis, has sparked explosive pharmaceutical industry revenue gains that will see the hepatitis C market grow exponentially in size by 2018.
Hepatitis C Therapeutics Market to 2018 - Expected Launch of GS-7977 in 2015 will Pave the Way for an Oral Interferon-free Combination Therapy states that the market for hepatitis C will climb from a 2011 value of $2.6 billion to just under $15 billion by the end of 2018, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 28%.
According to the 113 page report last year’s introduction of Incivek (co-developed by Vertex and Johnson & Johnson) and Victrelis (from US firm, Merck & Co.) marked the beginning of a boom period for the global hepatitis C market following years of sliding revenues. Both of these highly influential treatments will be subject to large-scale marketing across the US, Europe and Japan in the coming years and will contribute significantly to the industry’s value.
Drug manufacturer profits are expected to be further bolstered by the imminent launch of oral DAA molecules (the first of which should be on the market in 2015) and the increased reliance on prescribing DAA drug combinations within the healthcare community. Almost 8 million people worldwide were estimated to have chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) in 2011, climbing from 7.6 million in 2004. Thanks to improving treatments and an increasing awareness within the general population this figure should to drop below the 7 million mark by 2018.