Prescribing Trends in Opioids - Driven by Efficacy Advantages, Opioids to Remain the Mainstay of Breakthrough Pain Management
GBI Research, the leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research, "Prescribing Trends in Opioids - Driven by Efficacy Advantages, Opioids to Remain the Mainstay of Breakthrough Pain Management", provides in-depth analysis of unmet needs, drivers and barriers that impact the opioids market. The report analyzes current method of practice for various indications including post-operative pain management, osteoarthritis, cancer pain, neuropathic pain and lower back pain. Treatment flow, prescription share, driver and restraints have been analyzed with respect to individual market. Trends followed in opioid abuse and regulations and various strategies applied to control are further analyzed into the report. Furthermore, the report provides competitive benchmarking for the leading products and analyzes the pipeline portfolio that shapes the global prescribing trends in opioids.
This report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by GBI Research's team of industry experts.
Pain is a widespread problem across the world. More than 25% of the total population suffers from some clinically significant pain in a year. Since pain considerably affects day to day life, its management presents a considerable challenge for physicians. Inadequate pain control remains a major problem across the world. There is an urgent and unmet need to manage these pain related problems accurately. Currently, management of pain is not efficient due to the low rates of treatment seeking and diagnosis. In many cases such as cancer pain, the pain is under-treated in more than half of the cases that take treatment. This is primarily due to the absence of a perfect pain management solution. Pain management can be most effective only when the underlying disease conditions are cured. However, the indications studied as part of this report do not offer any effective cure. The combination of under managed pain, low awareness, and fear of addiction to some classes of pain medications is preventing people suffering pain from seeking treatment 100% of the time.
The market for pain management therapeutics is comprised of therapies such as opioids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), local anesthetics, tricyclic antidepressants and anticonvulsants. Many efficacious pain therapies are associated with several unwanted side effects. Opioids, the largest pain therapy class, cause a number of side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, constipation and somnolence, and can cause severe respiratory depression. NSAIDs can cause gastrointestinal (GI) upset, increase cardiovascular risks, and cause kidney and liver damage.
GBI Research indicates that the pain market is growing with huge potentials, despite of patent expiries and generic substitution. Rapid growth of elderly population worldwide and an escalation in the prevalence of painful conditions such as cancer and arthritis have boosted the use of opioids and pain management drugs. Despite concerns about diversion, misuse and abuse and addiction, the opioid market continues to grow with its increased use by physicians in the treatment of pain, in turn driving the market for pain management drugs.
Analysis of various prescribing tends for pain management and key associated factors with opioids prescription.
Influencers, alternatives, formulations and different modes for opioid delivery have been analyzed.
The report further analyzes related regulations and different perspectives of Opioid prescription.
Analysis of the major prescribing sectors, including post-operative pain, osteoarthritis, cancer pain, neuropathic pain and low back pain.
Major marketed products in the opioids market are enlisted providing their mechanism of action, product description, safety issues and efficacy details.
Key drivers and barriers that have a significant impact on the market.
Coverage of pipeline molecules in various phases of drug development. Key promising molecules for pain management.
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Table of Contents
1 Table of Contents
1 Table of Contents 5
1.1 List of Tables 9
1.2 List of Figures 9
2 Introduction 10
3 Prescribing Trends in Opioids - Introduction to Opioids 11
3.1 World Health Organization Pain Ladder 11
3.2 Opioids in Pain Management 13
3.2.1 Opioids Remain the Mainstay of Chronic Pain Treatment 13
3.2.2 Opioids Classification 13
3.2.3 Leading Opioids in the Market 15
3.2.4 Adverse Effects Associated with Opioids Restrain its Prescription 16
4 Prescribing Trends in Opioids - Overview 17
4.1 Factors in Opioid Prescription 19
4.1.1 Alternatives to Opioid Use 20
4.1.2 Advantages and Disadvantages of Opioids over the Alternatives 20
4.2 Formulations and Mode of Delivery for Opioids 24
4.2.1 Route of Administration 24
4.2.2 Drug Dosing 25
4.2.3 Patients Compliance 26
4.3 Trends in Opioids Prescription 27
4.3.1 Gold Standards for Opioid Prescription 27
4.4 Acute and Chronic Pain 28
4.4.1 Use of Opioid Medications for Acute Pain 28
4.4.2 Use of Opioid Medications for Chronic Pain 30
4.5 Definition of Low, Moderate and Severe Pain 31
4.6 Regulations and Opioids Prescription 31
4.6.1 Impact of REMS on Opioids Prescription 32
4.6.2 FDA Regulations Regarding Opioids 37
4.6.3 Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy 38
4.6.4 Physicians' Perspective of REMS 38
4.6.5 Differentiating physical dependence, tolerance and addiction 40
4.6.6 Future treatments and abuse deterrent formulations 40
5 Prescribing Trends in Opioids - Post-operative Pain 42
5.1 Current Practice 42
5.1.1 Treatment Flow 44
5.1.2 Patients Indicated for Opioid Use 44
5.2 Prescription Trends 46
5.3 Drivers and Restraints for the Opioids Market for Post-operative Pain 46
5.3.1 Drivers for Prescribing Trends in Post-operative Pain 47
5.3.2 Restraints for Prescribing Trends in Post-operative Pain 47
6 Prescribing Trends in Opioids - Osteoarthritis Pain 48
6.1 Current Practice 48
6.1.1 Treatment Flow 49
6.1.2 Patients Indicated for Opioid Use 50
6.2 Drivers and Restraints for the Opioids Market for Osteoarthritis Pain 51
6.2.1 Drivers for Prescribing Trends in Osteoarthritis Pain 52
6.2.2 Restraints for Prescribing Trends in Osteoarthritis Pain 52
7 Prescribing Trends in Opioids - Cancer Pain 53
7.1 Current Practice 53
7.1.1 Treatment Flow 54
7.1.2 Patients Indicated for Opioid Use 55
7.2 Drivers and Restraints for the Opioids Market for Cancer Pain 56
7.2.1 Drivers for Prescribing Trends in Cancer Pain 56
7.2.2 Restraints for Prescribing Trends in Cancer Pain 57
8 Prescribing Trends in Opioids - Neuropathic Pain 58
8.1 Current Practice 58
8.1.1 Treatment Flow 59
8.1.2 Patients Indicated for Opioid Use 60
8.2 Drivers and Restraints for the Opioids Market for Neuropathic Pain 61
8.2.1 Drivers for Prescribing Trends in Neuropathic Pain 61
8.2.2 Restraints for Prescribing Trends in Neuropathic Pain 61
9 Prescribing Trends in Opioids - Low Back Pain 63
9.1 Current Practice 63
9.1.1 Treatment Flow 63
9.1.2 Patients Indicated for Opioid Use 64
9.2 Drivers and Restraints for the Opioid Market for Low Back Pain 65
9.2.1 Drivers for Prescribing Trends in Low Back Pain 65
9.2.2 Restraints for Prescribing Trends in Low Back Pain 66
10 Prescribing Trends in Opioids - Opioid Abuse 67
10.1 Opioid Dependence 67
10.2 Opioid Abuse 68
10.2.1 Patient/Abuser 68
10.2.2 Diversion of Opioid Prescriptions 68
10.3 Regulations to Reduce the Abuse of Opioids 69
Figure 27: Prescribing Trends in Opioids, Neuropathic Pain, Drivers and Restraints, 2010 61
Figure 28: Prescribing Trends in Opioids, Low Back Pain, Treatment Flow Algorithm 63
Figure 29: Prescribing Trends in Opioids, Prescription Population Indicated for Opioid and Non-Opioid Use, Low Back Pain (%), 2011 64
Figure 30: Prescribing Trends in Opioids, Low Back Pain, Patient Share (%), 2011 64
Figure 31: Prescribing Trends in Opioids, Low Back Pain, Drivers and Restraints, 2010 65
Figure 32: Prescribing Trends in Opioids, Global, Opioid R&D Pipeline by Indication (%), March 2010 83
Figure 33: Prescribing Trends in Opioids, Global, R&D Pipeline by Phase (%), March 2010 84
Prescribing Trends in Opioids - Driven by Efficacy Advantages, Opioids to Remain the Mainstay of Breakthrough Pain Management published by GBI Research in May 18, 2012. This report consists of Pages: 91 and the price starts from US $ 3500.