Investigation Report on China Duloxetine Market, 2009-2018
|出版商||China Research and Intelligence||商品編碼||296858|
|出版日期||內容資訊||英文 40 Pages
|中國的Duloxetine(度洛西汀)市場分析 Investigation Report on China Duloxetine Market, 2009-2018|
|出版日期: 2014年02月25日||內容資訊: 英文 40 Pages||
Duloxetine(度洛西汀)是憂鬱症的治療藥之一，2004年Eli Lilly and Company以「Cymbalta(千憂解)」的品牌名開始銷售。根據世界衛生組織(WHO)的統計，憂鬱症是全球最大的身體障礙性疾病之一，全球有3億患者發病。隨中國急劇的社會變化，精神疾病的患者數增加，現在有3000萬人罹患憂鬱症，不過其中的80％由於所得水準低等問題還沒接受治療。到目前為止對憂鬱症的理解不足，在現階段憂鬱症治療藥市場停留在利基狀態，市場規模也在40億人民幣以下。可是，由於今後中國社會的發展和生活水準提高等，對憂鬱症治療藥的理解和潛在需求擴大，相信Duloxetine治療藥的銷售額也將急速增加。
Depression is a common mood disorder that belongs to high-incidence mental diseases worldwide. Its main clinical features are a state of low mood and aversion to activity, and sometimes even suicidal thoughts or behaviors.
According to statistics from World Health Organization (WHO), depression is one of the most disabling diseases in the world today with over 0.3 billion sufferers worldwide. Because there are 10 to 20 million patients with suicidal thoughts every year in the world, it is said that 21 century is a "Century of Depression". China is going through social transformation, which is also a period with high incidence of psychological problems. Statistics shows that there are more than 30 million depression patients now in China, of which over 80% have never been treated because of low income or other issues. Depression patients take up 50% to 70% of suicides and attempted suicides in China. Obviously, depression has become a major social problem in China.
Since Eli Lilly and Company first launched duloxetine (brand name "Cymbalta") in August 2004, its sales revenue has been continually increasing, which nearly reached USD 5 billion in 2012.
The success of duloxetine sales also comes from its persistent exploration and study into indications. It is approved to treat adult depression by FDA and EU in August and September 2004 respectively. In September 2004 FDA approved its treatment for new important indications of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain, making it the first drug approved for these diseases. In August 2004 duloxetine was also approved to cure women patients who lack effective treatment of moderate - severe stress urinary incontinence symptoms. Duloxetine was also authorized to treat fibromyalgia in June 2008 and chronic musculoskeletal pain in November 2010 by FDA. It is this constant innovation that makes duloxetine produced by Eli Lilly and Company best selling antidepressant worldwide. Before patent of duloxetine expired at the end of 2013, almost all famous general drug manufacturers planed to seize this great opportunity. In recent years, some pharmaceutical companies have earned provisional approvals issued by FDA.
Many manufacturers did not report the production of raw materials and preparation until 2005. However, only Shanghai Zhongxi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. successfully produced generic drug before duloxetine was under administrative protection, and was given the production approval of enteric-coated capsules and enteric-coated tablets. In present Chinese market, only Eli Lilly and Company and Shanghai Zhongxi Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. are approved to sell duloxetine products. Yet in July 2013, some other manufacturers received drug registration approval of duloxetine APIs and enteric-coated tablet issued by FDA, whose products are expected to go on the market in 2014.
In China, antidepressants are still niche products. According to CRI's investigation, market size of antidepressant in China was less than CNY 4 billion in 2013. Main cause of current situation is society's lack of understanding of depression, which discourages patients from psychiatric treatment because of the prejudice. Another reason is people's lack of knowledge about depression. When depression occurs, people may consider it as emotional problems and miss the best time for medical treatment, leading to further deterioration. Low market demand leads to slow development of antidepressants by drug manufacturers. However, as Chinese society develops and people's living standard improves, Chinese people would require spiritual life of higher quality, which bestows antidepressant market a promising future. Market size of duloxetine therefore will soon increase rapidly.