Over-the-counter medicine industry in the United Kingdom

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Statista dossier on the over-the-counter medicine industry in the United Kingdom

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts about the over-the-counter (OTC) medicine industry in the United Kingdom. OTC medicines are a class of medication which can be sold directly to a consumer without a prescription. In the United Kingdom you can purchase OTC medicine for a range of ailments including hay fever relief, coughs and colds, and for gastro-intestinal treatment.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Global market share of OTC drugs by therapeutic area 2016

    • Segment shares in total market revenue of the otc pharmaceuticals market in Europe 2017

    • Frequency of use of community pharmacy in Great Britain 2014

    • Reasons for visiting a community pharmacy in Great Britain 2014

    • Medicine: Online purchasing in Great Britain 2018, by demographic

    • Help or advice at the pharmacy in Great Britain 2014

    • Pharmacy: provision of information in Great Britain 2014

    • VAT rate on over-the-counter drugs in Europe 2018, by country

  • 2. Pharmacy
    • England: number of internet based pharmacies 2008-2018

    • Community pharmacies in England 2006-2018

    • Pharmaceutical prescription items dispensed in England 2006-2018

    • England: pharmaceutical prescription items dispensed per month per pharmacy 2006-2018

    • Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Great Britain 2013-2018

    • Net ingredient cost per pharmacy dispensing fee in England 2006- 2018

    • Community pharmacies enhanced services commissioned in England 2017/18

  • 3. Over-the-counter medication
    • Over-the-counter (OTC) medicines: breakdown of sales in Great Britain, by category

    • OTC cough/cold/sore throat medicines sales in Great Britain 2014-2017

    • OTC medicines for skin treatments: breakdown of sales in Great Britain 2017

    • OTC medicines for gastro-intestinal treatments: sales in Great Britain 2017

    • Leading OTC winter remedy brands in Great Britain 2013, by sales value

    • Leading OTC hay fever brands in Great Britain 2013, by sales value

  • 4. Annual change in sales value
    • Medical goods: monthly retail sales value index in Great Britain 2016-2018

    • Pain relief treatment sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2018

    • Vitamins and minerals sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2018

    • Skin treatment sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2018

    • Cold, cough and sore throat treatment sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2018

    • Gastro-intestinal treatments sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2018

    • Hay fever remedies sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2018

    • Eye care treatment sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2018

    • Sleeping aids including herbal remedies sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2018

    • Smoking cessation remedies sales growth in Great Britain 2010-2018

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