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The market for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) accounted for the largest share by revenue in 2011, of the total pain management therapeutics market by therapeutic class. This class comprises of some of the oldest known painkillers such as diclofenac, ibuprofen and Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) which are now commonly available as over-the-counter (OTC) medications, globally. However, the patent expiry of Celebrex (celecoxib) in 2013 is expected to negatively impact the market with a decline in revenues post patent expiry. The class of other non-narcotic analgesics consists of acetaminophen, sold as OTC drugs in the names of Tylenol, Panadol and Excedrin, and is expected to record the highest CAGR of 3.1% during the forecast period. Increase in the uptake of OTC drugs across the globe to overcome common pain conditions such as headache and body ache, will be responsible for this growth. The loss of patent exclusivity of other key brands such as Cymbalta (duloxetine), OxyContin (oxycodone) and Lidoderm (lidocaine) scheduled in the year 2013 will have a profound impact on
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