Parkinson’s disease Drugs Market | Growth, Trends and Forecasts (2018-2023)
Parkinson’s Disease Drugs Market - Segmented by Mechanism of Action and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)


APR 2018

Parkinson’s Disease Drugs Market - Segmented by Mechanism of Action and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

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The Parkinson’s disease drugs market is expected to witness a CAGR of 6.2% during the forecast period, 2018-2023. The global Parkinson’s disease drug market has witnessed a remarkable growth in the recent years, due to a large patient pool and increased diagnosis rates.

Recent Drug Approvals

Researchers are working to develop new and improved therapies for people with Parkinson's disease (PD). There have been many drugs that have been approved to treat Parkinson disease. In January 2015, the US FDA approved an extended release formulation of levodopa/carbidopa. Recently in January 2018, Adamas Pharmaceuticals Inc. has launched Gocovri (amantadine extended-release capsules) for the treatment of dyskinesia in people with Parkinson's, who are taking levodopa. This is the first drug indicated specifically for dyskinesia, which is developed with the long-term usage of levodopa. These newly-approved drugs, with different formulations, are addressing different unmet needs and are expected to drive the Parkinson disease drug market.

The other factors, which are also driving the market, include increasing demand due to the higher prevalence of the disease, new entrants expected to balance generic intrusion, and increasing use of the MAO-B inhibitor.

Generic Competition to Key Therapies

In the coming years, many of the Parkinson’s disease branded drugs are expected to lose their patent. For instance, these patent expirations include Azilect (rasagiline mesylate), Stalevo (levodopa, carbidopa, entacapone) and Comtan (entacapone). After expiration, the already-approved generic alternatives to these drugs can be marketed at a low price, resulting in competition. According to Novartis, annual report of 2016, the Parkinson’s disease drug business for the United States and Europe were majorly being affected by the availability of generic drugs, such as Exelon (rivastigmine tartrate), in the market. The release of the premium product is expected to face intense competition against the generic alternatives present in the market, which will restrain the global market.

The other restraining factor is the high cost of treatment and absence of revolutionary products in the near future.

Europe Holds the Largest Share of the Market

Geographically, Europe is expected to hold the largest share of the market in 2017 followed by North America, Asia-Pacific and the rest of the world. Europe is also expected to command the Parkinson's disease treatment market. A large share of the European market in this segment can be attributed to the growing aging population, presence of key players, and increasing healthcare expenditure in the region.  Asia is expected to grow at the highest CAGR, during the forecast period.


Key Developments in the Market

  • January 2018: Pfizer, the world's third-largest drug maker, announced that it is ending research to discover new medications for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, due to the high cost involved.
  • January 2018: Adamas Pharmaceuticals Inc. launched Gocovri (amantadine extended-release capsules) for the treatment of dyskinesia.

Major Players: Merck & Co. Inc.,  Impax Laboratories Inc., AbbVie Inc., Mylan NV, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline PLC., Somerset Pharmaceuticals Inc., Teva Pharmaceuticals, Pfizer, Novartis AG, Johnson & Johnson (Janssen), and  Allergan Plc

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1. Introduction

              1.1 Market Definition

2. Research Methodology

3. Executive Summary

4. Key Inferences

5. Market Overview

              5.1 Current Market Scenario

              5.2 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

                             5.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                             5.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

                             5.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

                             5.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

                             5.2.5 Competitive Rivalry Within the Industry

6. Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Challenges Analysis (DROC)

              6.1 Market Drivers

                             6.1.1 Increasing Demand Owing to Higher Prevalence of the Disease

                             6.1.2 Recent Drug Approvals

                             6.1.3 New Entrants Expected to Balance Generic Intrusion

                             6.1.4 Increasing Use of the MAO-B Inhibitor

              6.2 Market Restraints

                             6.2.1 Generic Competition to Key Therapies

                             6.2.2 High Cost of Treatment

                             6.2.3 Absence of Revolutionary Products in Near Future

              6.3 Opportunities

              6.4 Key Challenges

7. Market Segmentation

              7.1 By Mechanism of Action

                             7.1.1 Dopamine Agonists

                                  Carbidopa/levodopa (Sinemet, Sinemet CR, Rytary, Duopa)

                                  Apomorphine (Apokyn)

                                  Pramipexole (Mirapex, Mirapex ER)

                                  Ropinirole (Requip and Requip XL)


                                  Rotigotine (Neupro)

                             7.1.2 Anticholinergic


                                  Benztropine mesylate (Cogentin)

                             7.1.3 MAO-B inhibitors

                                  Selegiline (Eldepryl)

                                  Rasagiline (Azilect)

                             7.1.4 Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors, Central

                                  Donepezil (Aricept)

                                  Rivastigmine (Exelon)

                                  Galantamine (Razadyne, Razadyne ER)

                             7.1.5 NMDA Antagonists

                                  Memantine (Namenda, Namenda XR)

                             7.1.6 COMT Inhibitors

                                  Tolcapone (Tasmar)

                                  Entacapone (Comtan)

                                  Carbidopa, Levodopa, and Entacapone (Stalevo)

                             7.1.7 Selective Serotonin Inverse Agonists (SSIA)

                                  Pimavanserin (Nuplazid)

              7.2 By Geography

                             7.2.1 North America

                                  United States



                             7.2.2 Europe



                                  United Kingdom



                                  Rest of Europe

                             7.2.3 Asia-Pacific




                                  Australia & New Zealand

                                  South Korea

                                  Rest of Asia-Pacific

                             7.2.4 Middle East & Africa


                                  South Africa

                                  Rest of the Middle East & Africa

                             7.2.5 South America



                                  Rest of South America

8. Competitive Landscape

              8.1 Mergers and  Acquisition Analysis

              8.2 Agreements, Collaborations, and Partnerships

              8.3 New Product Launches

9. Key Players

              9.1 Merck & Co. Inc. 

              9.2 Impax Laboratories Inc.

              9.3 AbbVie Inc.

              9.4 Mylan NV

              9.5 Boehringer Ingelheim

              9.6 GlaxoSmithKline PLC

              9.7 Somerset Pharmaceuticals Inc.

              9.8 Teva Pharmaceuticals

              9.9 Pfizer

              9.10 Novartis AG

              9.11 Johnson & Johnson (Janssen)

              9.12 Allergan Plc

              9.13 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company

               *List is not Exhaustive

10. Future of the Market

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