2014-04-23 21:41:02 - Hepatitis C Market & Forecast, HCV Drugs Clinical Trials, Hepatitis C Pipeline Drugs Sales & Forecast - Worldwide - a new market research report on companiesandmarkets.com
The global Hepatitis C market is forecast to grow to a size of over three times its current market size in 2012. Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is a complex public health problem, characterized by a high prevalence of chronic infection, an increasing burden of HCV-associated disease, low rates of testing, treatment and the prospect of increasing incidence associated with the epidemic of injection drug use. Hepatitis C is a leading cause of chronic liver disease, end-stage cirrhosis and liver cancer. Because of the slow progression and asymptomatic character of the infection, many people are unaware of having it.As a consequence, the infection is often diagnosed at a late stage when treatment options are limited. As no effective vaccine against
the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has been discovered so far the market is driven by therapeutics. The increase in the prevalence of the disease and the availability of new first-in-class therapies with better safety and efficacy profiles are expected to drive the growth of the HCV market. The growth in HCV drugs market is primarily attributed to high unmet need in the market which is expected to be fulfilled by strong pipeline candidates. Low levels of awareness and knowledge about HCV have been identified as a formidable challenge to prevention and care.
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