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Subject: Cost of asthma medications
Category: Health
Asked by: mgoble-ga
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Posted: 15 Sep 2006 07:05 PDT
Expires: 15 Oct 2006 07:05 PDT
Question ID: 765547
What is the total US market for prescription asthma medications in dollars?
Subject: Re: Cost of asthma medications
Answered By: bobbie7-ga on 15 Sep 2006 10:11 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello Mgoble,

The U.S. market for asthma drugs accounts  for approximately half of
the global total (1), and the worldwide asthma therapeutics market is
estimated at over $12.92 billion in 2005 (2), the size of the U.S.
Asthma market can be  estimated  at US$ 6.46 billion.

(1) ?The world market for asthma drugs is expected to exceed $20
billion by 2010, according to MarketResearch, with the U.S. market
accounting for approximately half of the global total.?

The pharma company launches the world?s first novel combination drug for asthma. 
September 12, 2006

(2) The worldwide asthma therapeutics market is estimated at over
$12.92 billion in 2005 and is expected to grow at a compound annual
rate of 11.2% to reach more than $21.94 billion by 2010.

Asthma Therapeutics
Navigant Consulting, Inc. 
February 1, 2005


From a 2005 article:

Annual sales of asthma drugs in the United States alone exceeds US$4.0
billion and is growing at over 10%.

Medical News Today
GroPep To Pursue Promising Asthma Drug Following Preclinical Study Results
Asthma / Respiratory News
15 Dec 2005


Additional information that might interest you:

The Respiratory market is the fourth largest therapeutic category by
sales and generated nearly US$32.4 billion (+8% YoY) in 2005.

Sales grew steadily in the US, which accounted for around 54% of
global respiratory sales, driven by growth in Advair,
GlaxoSmithKline?s leading combination therapy for the treatment of
asthma/COPD and Merck?s Singulair for the treatment of asthma and
allergic rhinitis.?


?Over 50% of respiratory drug sales were spent on asthma and chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the remainder is spent on other
respiratory diseases such as allergic rhinitis, coughs and colds,
cystic fibrosis and pneumonia. We estimate that the asthma market was
worth US$13.5 billion in 2005 and dominated by the sale of inhaled
corticosteroids. We forecast that the current market for COPD drug
therapy is worth nearly  US$4.4 billion per annum and it is predicted
to increase to nearly US$7 billion by 2010.?

?Asthma affects over 100 million people worldwide. Approximately
5%-10% of adults and 10%-15% of children suffer from asthma globally
and it continues to grow at around 5%-6% per annum. Over 18 million
Americans have asthma, but only around 60% of US sufferers are
treated. US asthma prevalence rates have risen by almost 50% in the
ten years ending 1994 and are expected to increase by 20%-50% every
ten years.?

Espicom Business Intelligence 
May 19th, 2006


Search terms:
Market for asthma medications OR drugs OR medications billion
Asthma drug market United States billion

I hope the information provided is helpful!

Best regards,

Clarification of Answer by bobbie7-ga on 03 Dec 2006 09:37 PST
The American Lung Association has recently published an Asthma Medications Chart.

Long-Term Control Medications
Generic Name              Brand Name	
formoterol fumarate       Foradil Aerolizer

salmeterol xinofate       Serevent Diskus

Budesonide + formeterol   
Fumerate                  Symbicort

Ipratropium bromide
+ albuterol sulfate       Combivent, Duoneb

flucticasone propionate
+ salmeterol xinofate     Advair Diskus

Theophylline              Aerolate III, Aerolate JR
                          Aerolate SR, Choledyl SA
                          Elixophyllin, Quibron- T
                          Quibron - T/SR, Slo-bid
                          Slo-Phyllin, Theo-24
                          Theochron, Theo-Dur, Theolair
                          Theolair SR, T-Phyl, Uni-Dur

diaproprionate                        QVAR 40mg, QVAR 80mg

budesonide                Pulmicort Respules
                          Pulmicort Turbuhaler

Flunisolide               AeroBid, Aerospan HFA

fluticasone proprionate   Flovent, Flovent Diskus
                          Flovent HFA

mometasone furoate        Asthmanex

triamcinolone             Azmacort

cromolyn sodium           Intal         
nedocromil sodium         Tilade

zafirlukast               Accolate
zileuton                  Zyflo
montelukast               Singulair

Quick Relief Medicines
Generic Name              Brand Name	
albuterol                 Accuneb
                          Proventil HFA
                          Ventolin HFA
albuterol sulfate         ProAir HFA 
                          Proventil Repetabs
                          VoSpire ER 

pirbuterol acetate        Maxair

terbutaline Sulfate       Brethine (tabs only)	

levalbuterol              Xopenex

Levalbuterol tartrate     Xopenex HFA

Ipratropium bromide       Atrovent  	
American Lung Association: October 2006
mgoble-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: Cost of asthma medications
From: bobbie7-ga on 03 Dec 2006 06:57 PST
Thank you for the five star rating!

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