The global antidote market comprises products used for treatment of poisoning and overdoses. Antidotes neutralize or block the harmful effects of various poisons, toxins and venoms. Some key types of antidotes include chelation therapy agents, therapeutic biotechnology products and antitoxins. Antidotes are witnessing high demand due to increasing incidences of poisoning cases from substance abuse, accidental exposure to chemicals and snake/spider bites. The need for effective antidote products is further augmented by the growing elderly population prone to medication overdoses.
The Global Antidote Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 2.70 BN in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 7.8% over the forecast period 2024 to 2030.
Key players operating in the Global Antidote Market are Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd Viatris Inc., Fresenius Kabi AG, Zydus Lifesciences Ltd., Endo International plc, Novartis AG, Baxter International, Inc., Emergent BioSolutions Inc., Pfizer Inc., Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC, Incepta Pharma, VINS Bioproducts Ltd Bharat Serums and Vaccines Limited, CSL Limited, Mediclone Biotech, Shanghai Serum Bio-technology Co., LTD., Haffkine Bio-pharmaceutical Corporation Ltd. and Premium Serums. The market provides opportunities for companies to develop antidotes for niche poisoning cases and expand in growing markets through regional collaborations. Major players are focusing on global expansion by building manufacturing facilities and distribution networks across Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.
Rising prevalence of poisoning cases from drug abuse and accidental chemical exposure has been a major factor driving the antidote market growth. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 193,460 people died due to drug abuse in 2019 globally. The emergency need for antidotes in life-threatening situations also drives the demand.
High research and development costs associated with antidote production remains a key challenge for market players. Stringent regulatory approvals further delay market launch of new antidote products. Short product shelf-life and complexity of clinical trials also restrains market growth.
The Global Antidote Market Demand is segmented based on types, route of administration and distribution channel. Based on types, the market is divided into chemical antidotes and physical antidotes. Chemical antidotes dominated the market and accounted for the largest market share as they are widely used for poisoning caused by various toxic substances. Based on route of administration, the market is bifurcated into oral and parenteral. The parenteral segment holds the largest share as injectable antidotes act faster than oral administration and are preferred mainly in life-threatening conditions. Based on distribution channel, the market is classified as hospital pharmacies, retail pharmacies, and others. The hospital pharmacies segment has the highest share as most poison cases require immediate medical attention.
Regionally, North America holds the dominant share in the global antidote market owing to developed healthcare infrastructure and growing prevalence of poisoning cases in the region. However, Asia Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest pace during the forecast period due to increasing healthcare spending, rising medical tourism, and growing economies leading to better access to healthcare in countries like India, China, and Japan. The large patient pool and lack of awareness in developing APAC countries also contributes to market growth through increased demand. In terms of revenue, the U.S. generates the highest demand for antidotes globally, with Western European countries such as Germany and France being other major markets.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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