Why the Philippines is Set to Become One of the Top 10 Most Attractive Pharma + OTC Markets in Asia

The Philippines Pharma and Consumer Health industry has experienced stable growth over the past decade, and its impressive growth is set to continue. Of the top 20 global pharma companies,...

Smart OTC and Pharma leaders – where to find?

"The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”-John Maxwell Just like safety and performance of the ship depends on its captain’s...

Chinese Pharma and Healthcare Market Opportunities Post COVID-19

While there’s no telling exactly when the COVID-19 crisis will end, there is one thing for certain; it will end eventually, and recovery may be more abrupt than expected in...

As the Global Economy Takes a Hit, the Vaccine Market Soars!

Here’s What You Need to Know about the Growing Industry. NIAID - Syringe and Vaccine While markets around the world experience unprecedented volatility due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the...

Australia’s response to the global pandemic – pharma regulatory adjustment

In order to cope with the current pandemic, governments around the world are being forced to rapidly adapt and change the regulatory landscape. Greg Emmerich - Tubes For medical device...

Learn how to import drugs into Mexico without registration

If you are looking to expand your sales into Mexico, there’s no time like the present! Dannyqu - Globe The Health Secretariat in Mexico has published a legal instrument allowing...

OTC & Pharma Companies and Social Media – how to avoid trouble with regulatory authorities.

According to the Global Digital Report, in 2019 there were 3.484 billion social media users worldwide. That is 9% up compared to last year. To increase the viewer engagement, brands...

How Important is Influencer Marketing in Healthcare?

“A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is – it is what consumers tell each other it is“ – Scott Cook mkhmarketing - The Art of...

Important regulatory changes for the OTC, MD & Pharma market in Russia

Russia's government is increasingly intervening in the OTC, MD & Pharma market. The government has passed a short-term legislation, which presents enormous hurdles for OTC, MD & Pharma companies trying...

What you need to know about the serialization process in Asia & Latin America

The global regulatory push for serialization, which aims to decrease the incidence of drug-related criminal activity and secure the legitimate pharma supply chain, is good news for consumers. However, for...

Addressing Covid-19 for your business means to be part of the solution!

Alachua County - coronavirus Seven tips to consider for International OTC, Pharma, and Medical Device Leaders. Many of our clients are wondering how to best tackle business in LATAM, Asia,...

Medical cannabis industry – did you know?

The global medical cannabis market is rapidly evolving, and is estimated to grow by USD 22.33 billion during 2020-2024. Tendencies and Market Data in the medical cannabis industry A rising...

Buying OTC drugs online? Not a problem in Russia anymore!

Ever since 2017, the Russian government was considering launching an online sale of Consumer Health drugs. President Vladimir Putin has once again vocalized this idea in the very beginning of...

Japan’s latest trends in the pharmacy and drug store market!

The Japanese OTC and Pharma market has been decentralized and growing in recent years, with market trends of M&A and online stores. The different drug categories  Pharma products in Japan...

How is diabetes affecting Mexico?

The economy in Mexico has been on the rise for the last decades. This rapid development frequently indicates growth in food consumption. Since the new Mexican fast-food style is often...

Did you know? Skin care shops are dominating the Colombian beauty market?

Colombia is the 5th biggest skin care market in Latin America, with Bogota accounting for almost 50% of the cosmetic sales in the country. The skin care shop industry is...

Everything You Should Know about the Derma and Cosmetics Market in Russia.

The Russian derma and cosmetics market is highly dynamic. In 2018 Russian pharmacies sold 1,711 different cosmetic brands. Among these brands, medicinal cosmetics dominated the sales in pharmacy networks. Selective...

How to receive the EU GMP if your plant is in the CIS, Middle East, Asia or Latin America regions?

The European OTC & Pharma market has been experiencing substantial growth in recent years. Therefore, the European Rx & OTC market is becoming more attractive for Consumer Health, Medical Device...

How to Get the Best Targets – Systematic Acquisition Target Identification

Ben Taylor - Acquisition Among numerous services that CPC offers we would like to introduce our Systematic Acquisition Target Identification.  Due to a fast OTC & Pharma market development in...

The 4th largest beauty market in the world? Brazil!

Despite Brazil’s economic downturn the beauty and personal care market grew by 57.6% between 2010 and 2015, which makes Brazil the fourth-largest beauty market in the world, after the US,...

Watsons luckiest store opening in China!

Mainstream - Behind the Scenes with Aveda™ The A.S Watson Group has evolved from a local dispensary established in Hong Kong in 1841 to the world’s largest international health and...

Esteve acquires German company Riemser

At the beginning of the year 2020, Esteve announced that they will acquire all shares of the German pharmaceutical company Riemser. This acquisition will provide Esteve with access to the...

The clock is ticking – What to expect from the serialization process in Russia

Russian serialization regulations appear to be very difficult and confusing for most of the local and foreign manufacturers. The experimental phase of the extensive track-and-trace implementation concerning all Rx and...

KOLs are impacting cosmetic sales in China

The marketing landscape of the Chinese cosmetic industry has experienced enormous changes through key opinion leaders (KOLs) on social media. Although traditional media like TV commercials and magazines are still...

What should you know about the successful registration with ANVISA – Brazil’s Health Regulatory Agency?

Background Brazil has been known as a country with relatively long pharma regulatory procedures for evaluating clinical research and registration documents. According to data presented by CONEP (the National Ethics...

The Indian Homeopathic Market – an orchestra of growth

“The art of Medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease” – Voltaire. Homeopathy is the preferred medical treatment in India; holistic healthcare remains a potential opportunity....

The Consumer Health Market you should not underestimate? Mexico!

The retail segment has dominated the growth in Mexico’s OTC market and is expected to continue driving it in the near future. Over the past few years, large pharmacy chains...

Pharma & OTC Regulatory Reforms in China – New Chances or Challenges?

It will get easier to enter China as a foreign Pharma, OTC or Medical Device company, but competition is also going to rise. In 2018, the China Food and Drug...

Are you well prepared? Indonesia continues to tighten the Drug Registration Process.

With the growing population in Indonesia, which is forecasted to reach around 296 million by 2030, the Indonesian government teamed up with the national agency for Drug and Food Control...

Premium Food Supplements boost the Russian healthcare market

Tim Reckmann Tabletten auf Teller Though the OTC and Pharma market have been going through changes in recent years, especially with tighter healthcare regulations, the Russian food supplements market has...

Youtube – new marketing platform targeting young people in Japan

YouTube becomes a more and more popular and important channel for advertising healthcare and cosmetic products in Japan. In recent years, the purchasing power in the Japanese market has been...

Chameleon Pharma to host a session on emerging international markets at CPhI Worldwide 2019

This year is the 30th anniversary of CPhI - the biggest pharmaceutical exhibition in the world. This exhibition works towards connecting thousands of pharma industry experts with manufacturers and suppliers,...

What should you expect from the Brazilian pharmacy retail sector?

Over the past few years the Brazilian OTC and Pharma industry has demonstrated amazing progress caused mainly by an increase in health care expenditures and positive economic factors, primarily the...

Who can win the huge pharmacy market in China?

The Chinese pharma market has been growing steadily with support from the government and rising awareness of a healthy lifestyle among Chinese people. However, the physical pharmacies are switching their...

How to register your OTC, Pharma & Medical device products in Russia and the EAEU region

Market environment in Russia & the EAEU The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) was founded in 2015 to increase the integration and interaction among its member states, including Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan,...

Amazon Enters the US OTC and Pharma Market

Amazon has stepped into the OTC and pharma market by launching a line of OTC health products with indications like allergy, digestive, cough, oral electrolytes, sleep aid in the US....

A.S. Watson Plans to Open 3 New Stores Each Day

A.S. Watson Group is the biggest health and beauty retailer; it is present in 24 markets with over 14,300 stores. The portfolio of products AS Watson commercializes comes from different...

CPC to attend the CPhI Worldwide Conference in Madrid

Considered The World´s leading pharmaceutical platform, CPhI Worldwide brings every sector of the pharmaceutical industry together; and hosts more than 45.000 pharma professionals over 3 days and more than 2.500...

How to Register Your Medical Products and Pass the Russian GMP Audit?

Russia: A market back to good growth! Russia is geographically the largest country in the world and is among the top ten countries with the highest population, accounting for more...

Pre GMP Audit in Russia

Zeyus Media - Omega-3 fish oil supplement capsules In case you are afraid of a Russian GMP audit, our Russian CPC experts can support you...

Russia – a growing OTC and pharma market

Magnificent Russia covers more than 1/8 of the Earths land area bearing tremendous potential with its 144 Million inhabitants. The country is ranked as number 9 in most populated countries...

China – A strong growth but not easy to enter OTC and Pharma market

Beautiful China is associated with wonderful landscapes, rich culture and the Great Wall of China. The Chinese culture is known for being one of the oldest cultures which has several...

Vietnam – The Bright Future of its OTC & Pharma Market

A journey through Vietnams rich history to the present booming market picture by Marco Verch - Lampions in Hoi An, Vietnam The history of Vietnam is...

The Mexican OTC & Pharma Market: Good growth potential, high prices, quick registration!

With 129,2 Mio. inhabitants Mexico is the 11th biggest country in the world. Furthermore Mexico has the second largest Rx. and OTC market in Latin America and is one of...

How to systematically identify your best Product & Country Potential in Asia, CEE/CIS and LatAm?

To enter new international countries is a challenging and very time-consuming process in which a great deal of prior planning and evaluation is necessary. In order to make this process...

Systematically Identify the Most Suitable Local Partner Company in China, Brazil, Mexico or Russia – a Practical Guideline

In the following article, we outline how we approach projects for clients who seek to boost their Consumer Health and Rx. sales by introducing their products into promising foreign markets....

Ukraine – OTC & Pharma Market back to good growth!

picture by Michele Ursino - St. Michael Golden Domed Monastery Ukraine – the biggest country in Europe Did you know that the Ukraine is the biggest...

Mexico’s overwhelming obesity problem – still an issue?

Mexican food is traditionally high in calories, often quite fatty and fried. A tradition is usually hard to change. So it is not surprising that the already high number of...

UPDATE: Russia 2020 & EAEU Customs Zone

With its fast-growing pharmaceutical market and high growth prospects for the coming years, Russia remains an attractive market for foreign Pharma OTC enterprises to expand into.  Knowledge and understanding about...

Emerging Markets Forum: OTC Pharma go-to-market strategies, partnerships and market access

13 - 14 March 2017 Kempinski Hotel Bristol, Berlin, Germany   world color by Jurgen Appelo On March 13th & 14th 2017, OTC & Pharma global...