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Direct-Acting Antiviral Medicines Market Segmentation by Drug Class Type (NS3/4A Protease Inhibitors, NS5A Polymerase Inhibitors, NS5B Polymerase Inhibitors, and Combination Drugs); and by End-User (Hospital Pharmacies, Retail Pharmacies, and Others) – Global Demand Analysis and Opportunity Outlook 2021-2029

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Extensive insights into the Growth of Direct-Acting Antiviral Medicines Market amidst COVID-19

Before we witness the stabilization of economic growth in Europe and North America, Asia Pacific is estimated to bounce back progressively with countries such as China, India, South Korea and Japan witnessing more opportunities to recover from the losses sustained during COVID-19.

Being the biggest market in Eastern Europe, Russia is estimated to take the lowest hit, offering a sigh of relief to the businesses operating in the country. Whereas, GCC is estimated to observe low investments due to the sliding prices of crude oil.

We evaluate the strategies and commitment of the Giant Players in the market towards creating products and services that customers value and rely on.

In an attempt to control and eliminate the surge of coronavirus cases and meet the demand for required medical devices along with providing efficient medical services, there is a drastic shift of investments from authoritative bodies towards the healthcare sector. Where the aftermath of this pandemic may take years to be measured, Research Nester estimates notable expansion of e-health, gaming, and media and entertainment industries till the whole situation is contained and the plan of action for the recovery process is determined. There is an estimated probability of the growth in businesses going back a year if the condition is controlled in the next 2-3 months.                                                         Request Insights

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Direct-Acting Antiviral Medicines Market Highlights 2020-2029

The direct-acting antiviral medicines market is estimated to grow with a moderate CAGR during the forecast period, i.e., 2021-2029. Increasing prevalence of liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, along with the growing investment in the development of advanced therapies are expected to fuel the progress of this market. The growth of the market can also be attributed to factors such as increase in awareness for treatment and improvement in healthcare infrastructure in developing countries. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly 71 million people are living with chronic hepatitis C virus infection. Of these, a large group of population developed cirrhosis or liver cancer. Additionally, in 2016, nearly 399,000 people died from hepatitis C.


The market is segmented based on drug class into NS3/4A protease inhibitors, NS5A polymerase inhibitors, NS5B polymerase inhibitors, and combination drugs, out of which, the combination drugs segment is anticipated to grab the largest share by the end of 2021 on account of being evaluated as suitable medicine for treatment of liver diseases in a large number of clinical trials. Moreover, there is a significant growth in investment on these trials, which is also projected to contribute to the growth of the segment during the forecast period. CLICK TO DOWNLOAD SAMPLE REPORT

On the basis of end-user, the hospital pharmacies segment in the direct-acting antiviral medicines market is projected to grow with a significant CAGR over the forecast period. The growth of the segment can be attributed to the fact that more patients choose hospitals as their treatment option and there is an increased availability of prescribed antiviral medicines at hospital pharmacies.

Direct-Acting Antiviral Medicines Market Regional Synopsis

Geographically, the market is segmented into North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East & Africa region. The market in the Asia Pacific is predicted to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period owing to the increasing hepatitis C infection prevalence and rising focus of major companies for expanding their product to countries in the region. Furthermore, in 2021, the market in North America is evaluated to occupy the largest share in terms of revenue, owing to high awareness about direct-acting antiviral medicines in the region, accompanied by the presence of leading healthcare service providers in the region. Along with this, the North America also leads in terms of reimbursement policy system, which is also expected to contribute to the market growth in the region. Alternatively, the market in Europe is also anticipated to occupy a significant share in the direct-acting antiviral medicines market on account of increase in number of patients with hepatitis C infection & lung cancer along with presence of large pharmaceutical companies. As per the analysis of World Health Organization, Europe is one of the most affected region by Hepatitis C infection, where approximately 14 million people are chronically infected with Hepatitis C, leading to about 112,500 deaths per year from Hepatitis C-related liver cancer and cirrhosis.


The direct-acting antiviral medicines market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg, NORDIC, Poland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia-Pacific) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman), North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the direct-acting antiviral medicines market includes the following segments:

By Drug Class Type

  • NS3/4A protease inhibitors
  • NS5A Polymerase Inhibitors
  • NS5B Polymerase Inhibitors
  • Combination Drugs

By End-User

  • Hospital Pharmacies
  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Others

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Prevalence of Liver Cirrhosis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma
  • Growing Investment in the Development of Advanced Therapies


  • Low Access to Direct-Acting Antiviral Medicines in Low Economic Regions
  • Side Effects of Direct-Acting Antiviral Medicines

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Market

  • AbbVie, Inc.
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
    • SWOT Analysis
  • Janssen Therapeutics
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Merck & Co.
  • Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • Natco Pharma
  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories




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