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Asthma and COPD Drug Market Expected to Reach USD 26,965.5 Million Globally in 2017: Transparency Market Research

June 18, 2012

ALBANY, New York, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research
(http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) “Asthma and COPD Drug Market – Global
Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Forecasts, 2010 – 2017
[http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/asthma-and-copd-market.html ]“, the global
asthma and COPD market was worth USD 25,102.3 million in 2010, which is expected to reach
USD 26,965.5 million in 2017 with a CAGR of 1.03% over the forecasted period (2010 -
2017). Asthma drug segment dominated the overall asthma and COPD market at USD 14,509.1
million in 2010. The COPD segment was estimated to be worth USD 10,593.2 million in 2010,
which is expected to reach USD 12,619.8 million in 2017.

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In the next five years, the global asthma and COPD drug market
[http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/asthma-and-copd-market.html ] is expected to
grow slowly, primarily because of expiry of patents of leading drug brands and price
erosion in the market. However, by 2017, few novel drugs are expected to enter the asthma
and COPD market, which will drive future growth. The existing asthma and COPD market is
mainly driven by increasing patient population. The other factors that will drive the
market include long term use of asthma and COPD drugs, increase in disposable income and
improved access to medical care facilities in emerging economies.

The asthma market
[http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/asthma-and-copd-market.html ] is witnessing
intense competition due to the increased entry of inhaled corticosteroids, combinational
therapies, and beta-agonists. It is expected that Advair, Symbicort and Singulair would be
the leading drugs of the global asthma and COPD market, while Merck, GlaxoSmithKline, and
AstraZeneca will continue to be the market leaders till the patents on their drugs expire
in the coming years.

The opportunities in the asthma and COPD market is huge as many companies are focusing
on contract manufacturing outsourcing (CMO) and large players have entered this market
with new product development. Increase in awareness about the benefits of timely diagnosis
for asthma and COPD and availability of healthcare equipment for the detection of asthma
and COPD in rural areas will further boost the market and growth opportunities for market

In China, growth in urbanization and change in lifestyle has projected sharp increase
in occurrence of asthma in the recent years. The occurrence of asthma symptoms is higher
in urban areas as compared to rural areas. Air pollution and smoking are the most
important factors which have led to the rapid increase in asthma and COPD patients in

The report presents detailed analysis and forecast for the global asthma and COPD
market based on the following segmentation:

        - Product Types
             - Bronchodilators
             - Short Acting Bronchodilators
             - Long Acting Bronchodilators
             - Anticholinergics
        - Anti-Inflammatories
             - Inhaled Corticosteroids
             - Anti-Leukotriene
             - Monoclonal Antibodies
        - Combination Therapies

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