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United States Topical Pain Relief Market: By Therapeutic Class: Non-Opioids, Opioids; By Formulation: Cream, Gel, Spray, Patch; By Type: Prescription Pain Relief, Over-The-Counter Pain Relief; By Distribution Channel: Pharmacies & Drug Stores, E-Commerce, Retail & Grocery Stores; Historical Production and Consumption (2015-2019); Production and Consumption Forecast (2020-2025); SWOT Analysis; Porter’s Five Forces Analysis; EMR’s Key Indicators for Demand; EMR’s Key Indicators for Price; Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis; Events and Developments

United States Topical Pain Relief Market Key Insights:


  • Market Overview
  • Market Opportunities
  • Breakup by Regions
  • Historical (2015-2019) and Forecast (2020-2025) Market Size
  • Competitive Landscape
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Breakup by Therapeutic Class
  • Events and Developments
  • Breakup by Formulation


Market Outlook

The value of the United States topical pain relief market in 2019 was estimated at USD 2.56 billion and is expected to achieve USD 4.21 billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 9% from 2020 to 2025.

United States Topical Pain Relief Market Report and Forecast 2020-2025

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The non-opioid segment of the industry leads the market over the opioid segment. The non-opioid segment is being driven by the easy availability of non-opioid products. Consumers are also increasingly choosing non-opioid products over opioid topical pain relief products, thus, further driving the segment growth. Lesser side effects and the ease of availability of cream-based products is driving the rising demand for cream-based formulations in the industry. E-commerce is emerging as a fast-growing distribution channel for the products, buoyed by the falling data costs and the increasing access to the internet.

Properties and Applications

Pain is an irritable feeling, generally caused by extreme or toxic stimuli. Pain connected to severe circumstances is a common symptom. Managing pain includes the use of medicines or antibiotics and treatments to cure multiple sites of pain. These are recognized as topical pain relief whenever these medicines are given straight onto the skin. Such painkillers include anti-inflammatory drugs, anaesthetics, capsaicin, and opioids, which are not steroidal. Most of them are accessible as over the counter (OTC) goods, while some are only accessible by prescription.

The United States topical pain relief industry can be divided on the basis on segments like therapeutic class, formulation, and distribution channel. The industry can be classified on the basis of therapeutic class into non-opioids and opioids. Based on formulation, the industry can be categorised as cream, gel, spray, and patch. The industry can be broadly categorised, based on its distribution channel segments into:

  • Pharmacies and drug stores
  • E-Commerce
  • Retail and grocery stores

Market Analysis

The rising incidences of arthritis, joint pain, and diabetic neuropathy is driving the industry growth. The growing geriatric population in the US is providing further impetus to the industry. Fewer side effects induced by topical pain relief related to oral medicine is driving the industry forward. Greater accessibility and growing awareness of topical pain medications are further aiding the industry growth.

Competitive Landscape

The report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players in the United States topical pain relief market, looking into their capacity, competitive landscape, and latest developments like capacity expansions, plant turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions:

  • AdvaCare Pharma
  • GlaxoSmithKline Plc.
  • Johnson & Johnson Services Inc.
  • Novartis International AG
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc.
  • Sanofi S.A.
  • Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. 
  • Topical BioMedics, Inc.

The EMR report gives an in-depth insight into the industry by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s five forces.

Key Questions Answered in the Report:

  • How has the United States topical pain relief industry performed in the previous years (2015-2019)?
  • What is the forecasted assessment of the industry for 2020-2025?
  • What are the major drivers in the historical (2015-2019) and forecast (2020-2025) periods?
  • What are the major constraints in the historical (2015-2019) and forecast (2020-2025) periods?
  • What are the major demand indicators of the United States topical pain relief industry?
  • What are the key manufacturers of topical pain relief products in the United States industry?
  • What is the degree of competition in the United States industry?
  • What are the major events and developments taking place within the regional industry?

1    Preface
    1.1    Objectives of the Study
        1.1.1    Research Objective
        1.1.2    Key Findings of the Report
2    Research Methodology
    2.1    Data Extraction
    2.2    Data Corroboration
    2.3    Market Structure
    2.4    Assumptions
    2.5    Market Models
3    Introduction
    3.1    Market Outlook
    3.2    Market Scope and Segmentation
    3.3    Additional Insights
4    Executive Summary
    4.1    Key Market Developments
    4.2    Market Analysis
    4.3    Key Players
    4.4    Market Revenue and Growth
5    Market Dynamics
    5.1    Market Driver Analysis
    5.2    Market Restraints
    5.3    Industry Challenges
    5.4    Industry Opportunities
6    United States Topical Pain Relief Market Analysis
    6.1    Figure: United States Topical Pain Relief Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
    6.2    Chart: United States Topical Pain Relief Market Breakup by Therapeutic Class
        6.2.1    Non-Opioids
      Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS)
      Methyl Salicylates
      Other Non-Opioids
        6.2.2    Opioids
    6.3    Figure: United States Topical Pain Relief Market Breakup by Therapeutic Class: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        6.3.1    Non-Opioids
      Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS)
      Methyl Salicylates
      Other Non-Opioids
        6.3.2    Opioids
    6.4    Chart: United States Topical Pain Relief Market by Formulation
        6.4.1    Cream
        6.4.2    Gel
        6.4.3    Spray
        6.4.4    Patch
        6.4.5    Others
    6.5    Figure: United States Topical Pain Relief Market by Formulation: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        6.5.1    Cream
        6.5.2    Gel
        6.5.3    Spray
        6.5.4    Patch
        6.5.5    Others
    6.6    Chart: United States Topical Pain Relief Market by Type
        6.6.1    Prescription Pain Relief
        6.6.2    Over-The-Counter Pain Relief
    6.7    Figure: United States Topical Pain Relief Market by Type: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        6.7.1    Prescription Pain Relief
        6.7.2    Over-The-Counter Pain Relief
    6.8    Chart: United States Topical Pain Relief Market by Distribution Channel
        6.8.1    Pharmacies & Drug Stores
        6.8.2    E-Commerce
        6.8.3    Retail & Grocery Stores
    6.9    Figure: United States Topical Pain Relief Market by Distribution Channel: Historical Market (2015-2019) & Forecast (2020-2025)
        6.9.1    Pharmacies & Drug Stores
        6.9.2    E-Commerce
        6.9.3    Retail & Grocery Stores
7    SWOT Analysis
    7.1    Overview
    7.2    Strengths
    7.3    Weaknesses
    7.4    Opportunities
    7.5    Threats
8    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    8.1    Overview
    8.2    Buyer’s Power
    8.3    Supplier’s Power
    8.4    New Entrants
    8.5    Degree of Rivalry
    8.6    Substitutes
9    EMR’s Key Indicators for Demand
10    EMR’s Key Indicators for Price
11    Competitive Landscape & Supplier Analysis

    11.1    AdvaCare Pharma
        11.1.1    Company Overview
        11.1.2    Financial Analysis
    11.2    GlaxoSmithKline plc. (LON: GSK)
        11.2.1    Company Overview
        11.2.2    Financial Analysis
    11.3    Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ)
        11.3.1    Company Overview
        11.3.2    Financial Analysis
    11.4    Novartis AG (SWX: NOVN)
        11.4.1    Company Overview
        11.4.2    Financial Analysis
    11.5    Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE)
        11.5.1    Company Overview
        11.5.2    Financial Analysis
    11.6    Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (LON: RB)
        11.6.1    Company Overview
        11.6.2    Financial Analysis
    11.7    Sanofi (EPA: SAN)
        11.7.1    Company Overview
        11.7.2    Financial Analysis
    11.8    Others
12    Events and Developments

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