February 24, 2012 05:08 ET

Market Research: Dermatological Drugs Dominate Drug Sales

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - Feb 24, 2012) - has announced the addition of the new report "The World Market for Prescription Dermatological Drugs, 8th Edition," to their collection of Pharmaceuticals market reports. For more information, visit

The global market for prescription dermatological drugs encompasses a wide variety of products that treat disorders of the skin as well as the effects of aging. The field of dermatology is currently experiencing a busy and interesting period and, as a result, the range of therapeutic options available to physicians has expanded.

The driving forces for this market include growth and aging of the global population, new products and technologies, and focus on lifestyle treatments that improve the effects of aging and damage to the skin. Within the pharmaceutical industry as a whole, financial depression, consolidation and economic downturns have influenced the market.

The global market for prescription dermatological products reached $11.6 billion in 2011, growing at a rate of 6.2% from 2009 to 2011. The antiaging and photodamage hair loss and hair removal, psoriasis, and skin cancer treatments dermatology drug sectors showed the most dramatic gains during this period with growth rate between 6.1% and 21.6%.

The dermatological drug industry has seen product acquisitions and company acquisitions, as well as rx to OTC activity since the last time Kalorama published a report in this area, trends that is covered in detail in Kalorama's report.

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