Research Report on China Osteoporosis Drug Market, 2013 - 2017



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Osteoporosis is a systemic bone disease, a common disease among middle and old-aged people. It is characterized by low bone mineral density and deterioration of bone microarchitecture, which can lead to increased risks of fragility fracture. There are over 200 million osteoporosis patients around the world in the current stage. Regarding the genders of osteoporosis patients, the number of female patients is much larger than that of male patients, and the former are attacked by osteoporosis much earlier than the latter. 

According to the data of Ministry of Civil Affairs of China, by the end of 2012, the population that were 60 years old and above was 193.9 million, taking up 14.3% of the total population; the population that were 65 years old and above was 127.14 million, taking up 9.4%. China has the largest old-aged population around the world, and the incidence rate of osteoporosis keeps increasing year after year. The number of patients diagnosed with osteoporosis in China is over 70 million, and the number of female patients is triple as much as that of male patients. 40%-50% patients are 60 years old or above, and about 25% patients have suffered fractures because of osteoporosis. The incidence of fracture, pain and deformation of spinal column keeps increasing.

More than 30 kinds of osteoporosis drugs have been launched into the market in the world. Clinically, bisphosphonates, parathyroid hormones, selective estrogen receptor modulators and activated vitamin D and analogues are used most often, which is the same as the situation in China. However, some newly launched osteoporosis drugs overseas are not launched in China yet, such as bazedoxifene acetate, eldecalcitol and some prolonged action preparations of bisphosphonates.

In 2012, the global market size of 6 kinds of osteoporosis drugs was each over USD 1 billion. Top 3 drugs all belong to bisphosphonates: zoledronic acid, risedronate sodium and alendronate sodium. The market size of zoledronic acid is the largest, about USD 2 billion. 

During 2008-2012, bisphosphonates, activated vitamin D and analogues, and calcitonins always took up above 98% shares of China osteoporosis drug market. The market share of bisphosphonates increased at the highest speed; that of activated vitamin D and analogues remained stable; that of calcitonins significantly decreased since 2011. 

During 2008-2012, regarding the osteoporosis drugs in China hospital market, the market size of osteoporosis drugs of Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., Ltd. increased at the highest speed, and CAGR (compound average growth rate) was 42.4%; the growth rate of Qingdao Chiatai Haier Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. ranked the second, and CAGR was 36.1%; CAGR of Novartis was 33%, in spite of its large base figure. Therefore, Novartis is the most excellent enterprise. 

With the increasingly serious problem of aging of population, the number of osteoporosis patients increases at high speed accordingly. It is predicted that there will be over 200 million patients by 2050. For global pharmaceutical enterprises, they will find huge market opportunities in China. 

Through this report, the readers can acquire the following information:

  • Incidence status of osteoporosis
  • Supply and demand status of osteoporosis drugs in China
  • Market status of sub-varieties of osteoporosis drugs
  • Competition status of China market
  • Market opportunities of osteoporosis drugs in China

The following enterprises and people are proposed to purchase this report:

  • Pharmaceutical enterprises
  • Medicine trading enterprises
  • Medical Institutions
  • Investors/research institutes concerned about China pharmaceutical market
Table of Content

1 Basic Concepts of Osteoporosis
1.1 Definition and Classification
1.2 Clinic Manifestations
1.2.1 Pain
1.2.2 Deformation of Spinal Column
1.2.3 Fracture
1.3 Incidence Status
1.3.1 Incidence Status Worldwide
1.3.2 Incidence Status in China

2 Major Therapeutic Drugs of Osteoporosis
2.1 Bisphosphonates
2.2 Calcitonins
2.3 Estrogens
2.4 Parathyroid Hormones
2.5 Selective Estrogen Receptor Modulators
2.6 Strontium Salt
2.7 Activated Vitamin D and Analogues
2.8 Others

3 Osteoporosis Drug Market, 2008-2012
3.1 Global Market
3.1.1 Market Size
3.1.2 Global Competition Pattern of Osteoporosis Drugs
3.1.3 Competition Pattern of Pharmaceutical Enterprises
3.1.4 Key Varieties in Global Osteoporosis Drug Market

4 Analysis on Hospital Market of Osteoporosis Drugs in China, 2008-2012
4.1 Development Evironment
4.1.1 Economic and Medical Environment
4.1.2 Policy Environment
4.2 Market Size in China
4.3 Competition Pattern of Drug Varieties
4.4 Competition Pattern of Pharmaceutical Enterprises

5 Analysis on Major Competitive Varieties in China Osteoporosis Drug Market
5.1 Prices of Major Varieties
5.2 Sales Statuses of Major Varieties
5.3 Risks of Major Pharmaceutical Enterprises

6 Research and Development Status of Osteoporosis Drugs
6.1 Global Research and Development State and Trend of Osteoporosis Drugs
6.1.1 Global Research and Development Focuses of Osteoporosis Drugs
6.1.2 Global Osteoporosis Drugs Under Research
6.2 Research and Development State in China
6.2.1 Research and Development Focuses of Osteoporosis Drugs in China
6.2.2 Osteoporosis Drugs Under Research in China
6.2.3 Patents of Major Osteoporosis Drugs in China

7 Perspective of China Osteoporosis Drug Market, 2013-2017
7.1 Forecast on Supply
7.2 Forecast on Demand
7.3 Varieties Recommended
7.3.1 Potential Varieties Under Research
7.3.2 Varieties Launched Overseas but Unlaunched in China

Chart Market Size of Global Osteoporosis Drug Industry, 2008-2012
Chart Competition Pattern of Global Osteoporosis Drug Market, 2012
Chart Market Size of Osteoporosis Drugs in China Hospital Market, 2008-2012
Chart Competition Pattern of Osteoporosis Drugs in China, 2012
Chart Sales Revenues of Major Osteoporosis Drugs in China, 2008-2012
Chart Research and Development Fields of Osteoporosis Drugs in China
Chart Forecast on Market Size of Osteoporosis Drugs in China, 2013-2017