Global Pharmacovigilance Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Clinical Trial Phase (Preclinical, Phase I, Phase II, Phase III, Phase IV), By Service Provider (Contract Outsourcing, In-House), By End User (Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology Companies, Medical Device Manufacturers, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

  • Published : Mar 2022
  • Report Code : KSI061612099
  • Pages : 123

The global pharmacovigilance market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.49% over the forecast period to reach a market size of US$9.535 billion in 2027 from US$4.743 billion in 2020.

Pharmacovigilance, also referred to as drug safety, is the science and activities involved with the detection, evaluation, comprehension, and prevention of adverse effects or other medicine or vaccine-related problems. All medicines and vaccines are submitted to rigorous testing for safety and efficacy in clinical trials before they are licenced for use.

The major driving factors of this market include rising drug consumption and drug development rates, rising rates of adverse drug reactions and drug toxicity, and an increasing tendency to outsource pharmacovigilance services. The rising prevalence of lifestyle-related diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs), as a result of sedentary lifestyles, a lack of physical activity, changing lifestyle patterns, and poor diets, leads to increased drug consumption, indicating a high demand for drug monitoring and fueling the market growth. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 17.9 million people died from CVDs in 2019, accounting for 32% of all global deaths. About 85 % of these fatalities were caused by a heart attack or a stroke. Globally, an estimated 1.28 billion individuals aged 30-79 years have hypertension, with the majority(2/3rd) residing in low- and middle-income nations. Furthermore, diabetes is directly responsible for an anticipated 1.5 million fatalities in 2019.

On the other hand, factors such as high data security risk, a lack of global regulatory harmonization, and a lack of data standards for adverse event collection are expected to pose challenges to the global pharmacovigilance market.

The global pharmacovigilance market is expected to be dominated by the North American region. The number of drug abuse and associated adverse drug reactions in the United States has increased significantly. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ADRs account for an estimated one-third of all hospital adverse events and affect about 2 million hospital stays each year in inpatient settings. Increasing hospital stays from 1.7 to 4.6 days. ADEs in outpatient settings account for about 3.5 million doctor visits each year, as well as an estimated 1 million emergency room visits and over 125,000 hospitalizations. The pharmacovigilance system in the United States is transitioning from a passive to a proactive role in the healthcare system as a result of the high costs of in-house pharmacovigilance operations being outsourced to contract research organizations.

Growth Factors

  • An increased prevalence of ADRs:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 6.7 percent of hospitalized patients experience a severe adverse drug reaction (ADR), with a mortality rate of 0.32 percent. If these figures are assumed to be true, then there are about 2,216,000 severe ADRs in hospitalized patients per year, which results in over 106,000 deaths. If these statistics are assumed to be true, then ADRs are the fourth-largest cause of death, followed by pulmonary illness, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia, accidents, and automobile accidents. Therefore, the rising global prevalence of ADRs will increase demand in the pharmacovigilance market.


  • Inconsistent reporting of adverse reactions:

Pharmacovigilance is concerned with drug quality, dosage mistakes, and adverse drug responses that influence the healthcare system by impacting a large patient population. An adverse reaction does not necessarily occur during a visit to the healthcare center. It may occur several hours after the medication has been administered. Patients’ failing to report adverse reactions leads to inconsistency in diagnosis and research, which can be life-threatening. Furthermore, administering medicines for extended periods to a large population might result in adverse reactions that have not previously been detected in scientific studies. For instance, Fresenius Kabi USA recalled Dexmedetomidine HCL in 0.9 % Sodium Chloride Injection in 2020 owing to lidocaine cross-contamination, which could have resulted in a potentially fatal allergic reaction. In 2021, due to the presence of nitrosamine and N-nitroso-varenicline at or above the FDA’s interim permissible consumption limit, Pfizer voluntarily recalled all batches of its Chantix 0.5 mg and 1 mg Tablets to the patient (consumer/user) level. Long-term use of N-nitroso-varenicline may be linked to elevated cancer risk in humans, although there is no immediate danger to individuals using this drug.

COVID-19's Impact on the Global Pharmacovigilance Market:

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a positive impact on the global pharmacovigilance market. Due to the pandemic, medications like Lopinavir/Ritonavir, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), and Remdesivir were repurposed to treat coronavirus infection. Many COVID-19 vaccines were also rolled out on an emergency basis, which could result in unidentified adverse reactions. Thus, the increased prevalence of adverse medication reactions is expected to increase the demand for pharmacovigilance services during pandemics.

Competitive  insight

  • October 2021 - ProPharma Group, an Odyssey Investment Partners portfolio company, acquired Pharmica Consulting, a life science consulting company that provides Project Management (PM) consulting services and proprietary operations software to pharmaceutical and biotech companies for clinical trial execution.
  • September 2021 - The Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission, the national coordinating center for the Pharmacovigilance Programme of India, was re-designated as a WHO collaborating center to assist the WHO in areas of pharmacovigilance in public healthcare programs and regulatory services in developing and underdeveloped nations throughout Asia and beyond.

Global Pharmacovigilance Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2020  US$4.743 billion
 Market size value in 2027  US$9.535 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 10.49% from 2020 to 2027
 Base year  2020
 Forecast period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Clinical Trial Phase, Service Provider, End-User, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered  Cognizant, Sciformix (Covance), IQVIA, APCER Life Sciences, Inc., Navitas Life   Sciences, BioClinica, Accenture, ArisGlobal, Capgemini, FMD K&L Inc.
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase


Market Segmentation

  • By Clinical Trial Phase
    • Preclinical
    • Phase I
    • Phase II
    • Phase III
    • Phase IV
  • By Service Provider
    • Contract Outsourcing
    • In-house
  • By End-User
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Biotechnology Companies
    • Medical Device Manufacturers
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • France
      • UK
      • Italy
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • UAE
      • South Africa
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • South Korea
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Indonesia
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the pharmacovigilance market size by 2027?
A1. The global pharmacovigilance market is expected to reach a total market size of US$9.535 billion in 2027.

Q2. What are the growth prospects for the pharmacovigilance market?
A2. The pharmacovigilance market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.49% over the forecast period.

Q3. What is the size of the global pharmacovigilance market?
A3. Pharmacovigilance Market was valued at US$4.743 billion in 2020.

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive pharmacovigilance market growth?
A4. The major driving factors of the pharmacovigilance market include rising drug consumption and drug development rates, rising rates of adverse drug reactions and drug toxicity, and an increasing tendency of outsourcing pharmacovigilance services.

Q5. Which region holds the largest market share in the pharmacovigilance market?
A5. The global pharmacovigilance market is expected to be dominated by the North American region due to the number of drug abuse and associated adverse drug reactions in the United States has increased significantly. 

1. Introduction
1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2. Research Methodology
2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3. Executive Summary
3.1. Research Highlights

4. Market Dynamics
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of End-Users
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5. Global Pharmacovigilance Market Analysis, by Clinical Trial Phase
5.1. Introduction
5.2. Preclinical
5.3. Phase I
5.4. Phase II
5.5. Phase III
5.6. Phase IV

6. Global Pharmacovigilance Market Analysis, by Service Provider
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Contract Outsourcing
6.3. In-house

7. Global Pharmacovigilance Market Analysis, by End-User
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Pharmaceuticals
7.3. Biotechnology Companies
7.4. Medical Device Manufacturers
7.5. Others

8. Global Pharmacovigilance Market Analysis, by Geography
8.1. Introduction
8.2. North America
8.2.1. USA
8.2.2. Canada
8.2.3. Mexico
8.3. South America
8.3.1. Brazil
8.3.2. Argentina
8.3.3. Others
8.4. Europe
8.4.1. Germany
8.4.2. France
8.4.3. UK
8.4.4. Italy
8.4.5. Spain
8.4.6. Others
8.5. Middle East and Africa
8.5.1. Saudi Arabia
8.5.2. UAE
8.5.3. South Africa
8.5.4. Others
8.6. Asia Pacific
8.6.1. China
8.6.2. India
8.6.3. Japan
8.6.4. South Korea
8.6.5. Taiwan
8.6.6. Thailand
8.6.7. Indonesia
8.6.8. Others

9. Competitive Environment and Analysis
9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

10. Company Profiles 
10.1. Cognizant
10.2. Sciformix (Covance)
10.3. IQVIA
10.4. APCER Life Sciences, Inc.
10.5. Navitas Life Sciences
10.6. BioClinica
10.7. Accenture
10.8. ArisGlobal
10.9. Capgemini
10.10. FMD K&L Inc.


Sciformix (Covance)


APCER Life Sciences, Inc.

Navitas Life Sciences





FMD K&L Inc.