Navigation Links
Drug Candidates in Pipeline Offer Potential for Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics Market, Says Frost & Sullivan

LONDON, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Parkinson's disease therapeutics market in 2008 amounted to over $1 billion in the European Union (EU), which includes total sales of carbidopa/levodopa, dopamine agonists, MAO-B inhibitors, COMT inhibitors and anticholinergics used for disease symptom relief. With the introduction of newer dopamine agonists as well as fresh recommendations and treatment guidelines that call for using dopamine agonists as first-line therapy, the market is experiencing a shift away from the use of carbidopa/levodopa.


New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (, European Markets for Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics, finds that the market earned revenues of over $1.28 billion in 2008 and estimates this to reach $2.28 billion in 2015.

"Although prescriptions for Sinemet and Sinemet controlled release (CR) continue to be written to a large extent, dopamine agonists prescriptions are increasing as well," says Frost & Sullivan Programme manager Paljit Sohal. "Other drugs account for a relatively small portion of the total prescriptions, while some, such as the catechol-o-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors are directly linked with Sinemet prescriptions."

The introduction of Mirapex and Requip has been largely responsible for driving the market over the recent period. The increased use of these medications is spurred by the recent announcements from key physician groups recommending their use in early-stage Parkinson's disease and calling for delay in the use of carbidopa/levodopa due to concerns over the development of clinically relevant dyskinesias.

However, there are considerable chances for physicians to misdiagnose Parkinson's disease. The number of cases that go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed each year range from approximately 20.0 per cent to 40.0 per cent of the total cases. In most cases, the disease is not diagnosed until 80 per cent of the dopamine-producing neurotransmitters are depleted. Earlier diagnosis and treatment has the potential to greatly improve prognosis.

"An estimated one million patients are afflicted with the disease and as many as 4,00,000 are improperly diagnosed or under-diagnosed," explains Ms. Sohal. "Recognising the early signs of the disease and making a referral to a neurologist represent the potential for the disease to go undiagnosed."

Biomarkers and imaging techniques are likely to improve the diagnosis of the condition at a much earlier stage and hence, their development should be supported. High-risk individuals must be identified prior to clinical onset of the disease and disease progression along with response to various therapies should be monitored.

"Market participants should collaborate with neurologists and physicians to improve the rate and the process of diagnosis," concludes Ms. Sohal. "This will expand the target population and thereby, market revenues."

If you are interested in a virtual brochure, which provides a brief synopsis of the research and a table of contents, then send an e-mail to Katja Feick, Corporate Communications, at, with your full name, company name, title, telephone number, company e-mail address, company website, city, state and country. Upon receipt of the above information, a brochure will be sent to you by e-mail.

European Markets for Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics is part of the Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology Growth Partnership Services programme, which also includes research in the following markets: European Biosimilars Market Outlook, Eastern Drug Delivery Markets - Opportunity Analysis, and European Lung Cancer Therapeutics Markets. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, enables clients to accelerate growth and achieve best-in-class positions in growth, innovation and leadership. The company's Growth Partnership Service provides the CEO and the CEO's Growth Team with disciplined research and best-practice models to drive the generation, evaluation, and implementation of powerful growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan leverages over 45 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from 40 offices on six continents. To join our Growth Partnership, please visit

European Markets for Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics (M32D)

Katja Feick
Corporate Communications - Europe
P: +49 (0) 69 7703343

SOURCE Frost & Sullivan

SOURCE Frost & Sullivan
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Completes Series B Financing to Support the Advancement of Novel Antibiotic Drug Candidates
2. Cognition Therapeutics Closes Series A Financing to Advance Drug Candidates for Alzheimers Disease
3. In Vivo Data on Taligen Therapeutics Pipeline Candidates Presented at the XXII International Complement Workshop
4. Data from In Vivo Disease Models on Taligen Therapeutics Pipeline Candidates to be Presented at the XXII International Complement Workshop
5. Alexza Reports 2008 Second Quarter Financial Results and Updates Development of Product Candidates
6. Sunesis Pharmaceuticals to Present Data on Two Product Candidates at the 49th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology
7. Leading AIDS Groups Turn Up The Heat on 08 Presidential Candidates
8. Upstream Biosciences Acquires Innovative Platform Technology and Drug Candidates for Tropical Parasitic Diseases
9. Reportlinker Adds The Future of Oncology Therapeutics - Market Forecasts to 2015, Competitive Benchmarking, Product Pipeline and Deals Analysis
10. Amgen Recognized for Best Pipeline and Best New Drug at Scrip Awards
11. Reportlinker Adds Ion Channel Modulator Pipelines: Targets and Agents in Development
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015  DILON Diagnostics and GE Healthcare are pleased ... DILON to distribute GE,s Discovery NM750b Molecular Breast Imaging ... this distribution agreement will provide Dilon,s experienced distribution network ... and is considered an initial step in an ongoing ... clinicians and their patients. --> ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... November 24, 2015 Sectra (STO: ... has entered into a multi-year agreement to deploy ... investment will provide the Breast Center a future-proof platform ... (STO: SECT B) announces that Breast Center of ... deploy Breast Imaging PACS in its two freestanding imaging ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... FRAMINGHAM, Mass. , Nov. 24, 2015   ... leading innovator of less-invasive, miniaturized circulatory support technologies that ... announced that President and Chief Executive Officer Doug ... Jaffray 27 th Annual Healthcare Conference on December ... being held December 1-2 in New York ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/25/2015)... WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... driving fatalities on our nation’s roadways has dropped below 10,000 for the first time ... to 10,076 in 2013. , According to data released by the National Highway Traffic ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... An ... is resulting in a way for homeless people to have a more dignified ... a new initiative whereby they are repurposing plastic bags into sleeping mats for ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... offering lower prices in an early celebration of the early holiday shopping season. ... of $29.95 each (normally $33.95 ea). Black Friday promotional pricing is in addition ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Young patients with a ... Dr. Angela Wolfman and Dr. Kedar S. Lele, who are pediatric dentists in ... and fillings, the WaterLase iPlus 2.0™ system causes minimal discomfort and bleeding to the ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 24, 2015 , ... DMG Productions announced that they will feature Aphria, Inc., ... via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. , Aphria, Inc., is a publicly ... of producing and supplying medical marijuana pursuant to the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):