GVR Report cover Pediatric Drugs Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Pediatric Drugs Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type (Respiratory Disorder Drugs, Autoimmune Disorder Drugs), By Route Of Administration, By Distribution Channel, By End-user, By Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2023 To 2030

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The pharmaceutical sector's emphasis on creating and manufacturing drugs exclusively for infants, kids, and teenagers with an aim of early diagnosis and treatment is expected to propel the market. By taking into account variables including age, weight, metabolism, and developmental stage, these medications are created to specifically address the medical needs of pediatric patients.

Due to the growing understanding of the significance of addressing children's healthcare requirements separately from adults', the industry has been receiving a lot of attention recently. The safety and efficacy of many medications have historically been assumed or extrapolated from adult research because they were largely created and evaluated on adult populations. However, it is now commonly acknowledged that children have unique physiological and pharmacological traits that might impact drug reactions, dose requirements, and safety profiles.

The pediatric drugs market is driven by a number of factors, such as the rising incidence of pediatric diseases, the increased focus on children's healthcare and welfare, developments in the design & formulation of drugs, and regulatory initiatives that support research and development. Moreover, the increasing number of clinical trials for novel product launch spurs the market. For instance, in March 2022, according to a press release from Pfizer Inc., a Phase 2/3 study called EPIC-PEDS (Evaluation of Protease, which The inhibition for COVID-19 in Children's Patients) has been started. Its goal is to determine the safety, pharmaceutical kinetics and effectiveness of Pfizer's PAXLOVID in symptomatic, young patients with an established diagnosis of COVID-19 that are at risk of developing severe disease.

However, developing pediatric drugs comes with its own set of problems, including ethical issues with performing clinical trials, challenges figuring out the right dosages for various age groups, and a smaller target population. These difficulties is expected to impact the manufacturing cost thus leading to high end-user cost of the drugs, along with the requirement for specialized formulations (such as liquid formulations for newborns and young children). Regulatory organizations in various nations, including the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have implemented regulations and incentives to promote pediatric research and ensure the availability of safe and effective medications for children in order to address these issues and foster children drug development.

There will likely be additional possibilities in the market as a result of the introduction of new products for children by major regional players, the expansion of government campaigns to raise public awareness of pediatric medications, and the U.S. FDA's initiative to expedite drug approvals for rare diseases and to lessen the growing burden of children with medical conditions. For instance, in October 2020, Veklury (remdesivir) , manufactured by Gilead Sciences, Inc. received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for use in adults and children 12 years of age and older for the treatment of COVID-19

The pediatric drugs market is segmented based on type, application, end user, and region. Regionally, North America is estimated to dominate the pediatric drugs market owing well-established regulatory frameworks, high prevalence of diseases, high awareness and demand for early diagnosis and treatment. The market for pediatric drugs is expanding at a fastest rate in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes developing countries such as China, India, and developed countries such as Japa, Australia, and South Korea.




Respiratory Disorder Drugs

Autoimmune Disorder Drugs

Gastrointestinal Drugs

Cardiovascular Drugs

Route Of Administration





Distribution Channel

Hospital Pharmacies

Retail Pharmacies

Online Pharmacies

End user


Specialty Clinics



North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa


Major companies operating in the pediatric drugs market include BioMarin, Horizon Therapeutics plc, Gilead Sciences Inc., Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd., Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc., Abbott, F. Hoffman La Roche, Ltd., Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Novartis AG, Pfizer, Inc. among others.


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