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Tuberculosis Drugs Market Enhancement in Medical Sector 2018 to 2026

Author: Ravikiran Bhosale
by Ravikiran Bhosale
Posted: Apr 07, 2019

The Global Tuberculosis Drugs Market was valued at US$ 1,333.1 million in 2015 and is expected to witness a CAGR of 23.4% during the forecast period (2016 – 2024).

Tuberculosis is a deadly infectious disease that affects the lungs. Among diseases, tuberculosis is the second largest cause of death worldwide. Tuberculosis are broadly classified as latent tuberculosis and active tuberculosis. Globally around 10% of latent infections develop into active tuberculosis. Infections that do not show any symptoms are called latent tuberculosis. In 2015, the malady resulted in 1.8 million deaths and 10.4 million new reported cases. In 2015, in the U.S., there were 9,557 tuberculosis cases reported. Based on the statistics of Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a 1.6% increase in the number of tuberculosis cases was observed in 2015 as compared to those reported in 2014. Though there is an increase in the number of tuberculosis cases, the incidence rate per 100,000 persons has been around 3.0 since 2013.

Market Dynamics

Asia and Africa are the largest markets for tuberculosis drugs, as these regions have the highest prevalence of TB. There are many initiatives taken to control the TB increasing cases. The United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals have framed various strategies to reduce TB prevalence and death rates by 2015, which can be achieved by WHO’s Stop TB Strategy. According World Health Organization, in 2006, 61% out of 2.5 million new smear positive cases with DOTS, and are all the new smear cases on the year, and the treatment was successful in 85% cases. The estimated global incidence rate of tuberculosis shown decline rate by 0.6% in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, the incidence rate of tuberculosis became stable in the Europe and is declining gradually in the other WHO countries. World Health Organization has an approximation that the occurrence of tuberculosis and death rates are declining faster than the incidence rate.

With the significant increase in revenue of tuberculosis drugs market, over last decade, more than 10 chemical moiety have advanced into the clinical trial development pipeline, which include six new chemical moiety significantly and specifically developed for tuberculosis. Though there are molecules in clinical development phase, the global drug pipeline for tuberculosis is still not sufficient to address the unmet needs of treatment. Many pharmaceutical companies have produced molecules that are under clinical trials and the key challenges by any company to develop new product to treat tuberculosis and effects the tuberculosis drugs market are the needs for drugs in combination therapy, new trial strategies, studies on pediatric TB drugs, population and increased clinical trial capacity and clear regulatory guidelines.

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Tuberculosis Drugs Market, By Therapy Type:

    • First Line Drugs Therapy

    • Second Line Drugs Therapy

    • Combination Drugs Therapy

High funding for research and development and clinical trials drugs to boost the tuberculosis drugs market

There was around US$ 6.6 billion revenue accessible for tuberculosis care and prevention in many of the low and middle-income countries in 2016, out of which 84% was from domestic sources. However, national tuberculosis program (NTPs) in low income countries linger to depend on international donors or foreign healthcare agencies to fund them approximately 90%. Investments in low income countries and middle income countries declined by US$ 2 billion to US$ 8.3 billion, which was needed in 2016. There were many enhancements needed in overall healthcare financing to curb new tuberculosis cases proportionally boosting tuberculosis drugs market.

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Government expenditures on healthcare in specific to tuberculosis in 2014 were less than the World Health Organization set a benchmark of at least 6% of gross domestic product in around 150 countries. Private expenditures surpassed 45% of total healthcare expenditures in tuberculosis in 46 countries, which also includes 11 of the 30 high tuberculosis burden countries. Presently, there are around 13 vaccine candidates in clinical development, which include trial drugs for prevention of tuberculosis infection and trial drugs for prevention of tuberculosis disease in people with Latent Tuberculosis Disease.

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