The e-pharma market size is projected to grow at a CAGR of 25.67% to reach US$117,500.247 million by 2025, from US$29,829.714 million in 2019. As the global economy prepares to weather the storm of the current global pandemic called COVID19 where a few nations registered an alarming number of demises at this day and age, it is stark confirmation that the global burden of chronic disease, the incidence of infection, and an expanding geriatric patient pool require prophylactic and therapeutic services that will further increase in the near future consequently increasing the need for medication therapy.
Moreover, the increasing adherence to an unhealthy diet, behavioural risks like drinking and smoking among the majority of the population will lead to a further rise in disease prevalence that is poised to drive the E-Pharma Market. Moreover, due to the ubiquitous nature of the internet and ongoing market penetration that has resulted in the global netizens and with the numbers rising the e-pharma market is further poised to grow during the forecast period and beyond.
Moreover, stringent policy measures to uphold transparency in a pharmaceutical business transaction are expected to further catapult the E-Pharma Market. Moreover, the growing realization of prospects in this space is giving way for investments like that of US$ 7.2 million by a Korean investment firm Redwood Global Healthcare Fund in Gurugram (India) based 1mg Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Besides the prevalence of disruption in almost every industry is also another factor that is poised to drive the e-pharma market as a means to supplant an outdated system that adds to the woes of a patient. To this end, in March 2020 an online pharmacy and prescriber called e-Surgery were established in the UK with an objective to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and curve an ecosystem that will support the electronic prescriptions that are already in effect in the UK. The primary reason is to enable patients to access prescription medication for common conditions without having to see their doctors. With this option, the medication gets delivered to the patients in 100% recyclable and biodegradable packaging after going through a few steps. Thus, growing investment in and innovation in the online pharmacy space will throttle the expansion of the e-pharma market over the coming period. However, stringent and changing regulatory policies may impede e-pharmacy industry growth to a certain extent over the forecast periods.
The segment that is expected to fuel the growth of the e-Pharma Market is the Over-the-Counter (OTC) drug category. Due to the fact that no prescription is required and the convenience that the e-Pharma facility extends, customer adoption will rise and become a growing customer preference. Further, the various products that come under the ambit of dermatology too will push the E-Pharma Market to a new echelon during the forecast period. This is due to the growing preference and demand for cosmetic and aesthetic products. To facilitate such a trend and to set new ones in the E-Pharma Market a Singapore-based Singapore-based health-tech startup Gmedes has developed the G-Meds app to enable doctors, clinics, and hospitals to prescribe, bill, and deliver medicines to their patients. The app handles both the front- and back-end compliant processes, which are inclusive of but not limited to, delivery, customs clearing, logistics tracking, and import taxes. It plans to use the new funds to establish partnerships to implement the G-Meds service for medical institutions across Singapore, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indochina. With South East Asia becoming a major global tourism hub the time is just apt for the rollout of such a service. It serves areas like cardiology, respiratory, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, dermatology, and mental health. From a national perspective, Estonia first launched a countrywide e-prescription system that was initiated by the Estonian Health Insurance Fund, which witnessed 84% of prescriptions being issued digitally. In Estonia, the e-prescription system provides an overview of all prescriptions issued for a patient, and with this information, it is possible to evaluate any interactions between pharmaceuticals prescribed by different doctors. 2020, marks the 10th anniversary of the e-prescription service. Thus, nations making it a policy imperative to steer their citizens to adopt the e-Pharma facility is another aspect that will drive the growth of the e-Pharma market during the forecast period. Further, a large patient pool is nearing old age or is already old along with chronically ill patients, the e-Pharmacies reduce the dependency on others to procure medicine and healthcare supplies. The plethora of benefits that e-Pharma has to offer is also enthusing large corporations as exemplified by Amazon’s foray into this space with the acquisition of PillPack, a small Boston-based company that had obtained a license to sell prescription drugs in all US states, and was a digital service from the very commencement of its operations. This was also advantageous for Amazon since it could evade all sorts of legislative difficulties involved in the sale of prescription drugs.
|Market size value in 2019||US$29,829.714 million|
|Market size value in 2025||US$117,500.247 million|
|Growth Rate||CAGR of 25.67% from 2019 to 2025|
|Forecast Unit (Value)||USD Million|
|Segments covered||Drug Types, Application, And Geography|
|Regions covered||North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific|
|Companies covered||1mg, Canada Health Infoway, DocMorris, Express Scripts Holding Company, Giant Eagle, Inc., The Kroger Co., Netmeds Marketplace Ltd., OptumRx, Inc., Rowlands Pharmacy, Walgreen Co., Walmart|
|Customization scope||Free report customization with purchase|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1. What will be the e-pharma market size by 2025?
A1. The e-pharma market is expected to reach a market size of US$117,500.247 million by 2025.
Q2. What is the size of the global e-pharma market?
A2. E-Pharma Market was valued at US$29,829.714 million in the year 2019.
Q3. What are the growth prospects for the e-pharma market?
A3. The global e-pharma market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 25.67% over the six years.
Q4. What is the base year considered in the e-pharma market report?
A4. 2019 has been taken as the base year in the global e-pharma market report.
Q5. How is the global e-pharma market segmented?
A5. The global e-pharma market has been segmented by type and geography.
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Netmeds Marketplace Ltd.
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