Methadone Market: Current Analysis and Forecast (2022-2028)


Emphasis on Mode of Administrations (Oral Medicine (Tablets, Liquids), Injections); Application (Pain Treatment, Detoxification, Maintenance Therapy, Others); End-Users (Hospitals, Rehab Centers, Drug Stores, Research Centers, Others);  Region/Country







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The methadone market is expected to register a CAGR of approx. 4% over the period of 2022-2028. Methadone, a synthetic narcotic analgesic, belongs to a category called opioids. This opioid has pharmacological effects that are qualitatively similar to morphine. Methadone is commonly used as an analgesic and as part of drug addiction detoxification and maintenance therapy. This drug helps reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms in opioid addicts. Additionally, it helps block high levels in parts of the brain and spinal cord caused by opiate use. Methadone helps manage supplements for patients who are dependent on heroin, morphine, or prescription pain relievers. The growing demand for methadone can be attributed to the increasing application of methadone to patients suffering from chronic pain-related problems. According to CDC, in 2019, 20.4% of adults had chronic pain and 7.4% of adults had chronic pain that frequently limited life or work activities (referred to as high impact chronic pain) in the past 3 months. Owing to the glaring statistics rise in the number of people with chronic disease and seeking help to detoxification from opioids across the globe are leading to the growing demand for methadone and would contribute to the growth of the market in the forthcoming period as well. Furthermore, the methadone market is anticipated to grow on account of the increasing awareness towards the use of this medication and rise in number of people addicted to various opioid such as heroin and morphine. However, some of the restraints in the market including the side effects associated with use of methadone are impeding the growth of this market all over the world.

Qinghai Lake Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC, Central Pharma, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Aurolife Pharma LLC, Eli Lilly and Company, Sanofi, Johnson Matthey, Tianjin central pharmaceutical co. ltd, VistaPharm Inc are some of the key players in the market. Several M&As along with partnerships have been undertaken by these players to facilitate customers with hi-tech and innovative products/technologies.

Insights Presented in the Report

“Amongst Mode of Administration, the oral medicine category accounted for the majority share in the market in 2020”

Based on the mode of administration, the methadone market is segmented into oral medicine and injections. The oral medicine segment accounted for a significant market share and it is estimated that it will grow rapidly during the projected timeframe. it provides safety, ease of ingestion, pain avoidance, and versatility to accommodate. Moreover, due to the availability of the drug in various forms and dosages this segment are likely to grow significantly.

“Among Applications, the pain treatment is expected to witness considerable CAGR during the forecast period”

Based on application, the market is fragmented into pain treatment, detoxification, maintenance therapy, and others. the pain treatment segment grabbed a considerable market share, and it is expected to grow at a significant CAGR during the forecast period Because methadone is a powerful narcotic analgesic used to treat pain patients. Moreover, its low price and relative safety will increase the demand for methadone in pain management, driving the growth of this segment.

“Among End-Users, the Hospitals is expected to witness the considerable CAGR during the forecast period”

Based on end-users, the market is segmented into hospitals, rehab centers, drug stores, research centers, and others. The hospital segment accounted for a significant market share and it is estimated that it will grow rapidly during the projected timeframe owing to the increase in chronic pain patients as they come to hospitals for their treatment.

“North America to witness significant growth during the forecast period”

For a better understanding of the market dynamics of the methadone market, a detailed analysis was conducted for different regions across the globe including North America (the U.S, Canada, and the Rest of North America), Europe (Germany, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Italy, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, India, Australia, Japan, and Rest of APAC), Rest of World has been conducted. North America constitutes a major market for the methadone industry owing to the growing incidence of drug addiction and the higher adoption rate of opioid analgesics

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1.1.Market Definitions 
1.4.Currency used in Report
2.1.Research Process of the Methadone Market
2.2.Research Methodology of the Methadone Market
2.3.Respondent Profile  
7.1.Oral Medicine
8.1.Pain treatment
8.3.Maintenance therapy
9.2.Rehab Centers
9.3.Drug Stores
9.4.Research Centers
 10.1.1United States
 10.1.3Rest of North America
 10.2.3United Kingdom
 10.2.6Rest of Europe
 10.3.5Rest of Asia Pacific
11.1Market Drivers 
11.2Market Challenges
11.3Impact Analysis
14.1Demand Side Analysis
14.2Supply Side Analysis
16.1.Competitive Landscape
 16.1.1Porter’s Five forces analysis
17.1.Qinghai Lake Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.
17.2.Hikma Pharmaceuticals PLC
17.3.Central Pharma 
17.4.Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
17.5.Aurolife Pharma LLC 
17.6.Eli Lilly and Company 
17.8.Johnson Matthey 
17.9.tianjin central pharmaceutical co. ltd
17.10.VistaPharm Inc 

Research Methodology

Research Methodology for the Global Methadone Market Analysis (2022-2028)

Analyzing the historical market, estimating of the current market, and forecasting the future market of the global methadone market were the three major steps undertaken to create and analyze the adoption of methadone in major regions globally. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to collect the historical market numbers and estimate the current market size. Secondly, to validate these insights, numerous findings and assumptions were taken into consideration. Moreover, exhaustive primary interviews were also conducted, with industry experts across the value chain of the global methadone market. Post assumption and validation of market numbers through primary interviews, we employed a top-down/bottom-up approach to forecasting the complete market size. Thereafter, market breakdown and data triangulation methods were adopted to estimate and analyze the market size of segments and sub-segments the industry pertains to. Detailed methodology is explained below:

Analysis of Historical Market Size

Step 1: In-Depth Study of Secondary Sources:

Detail secondary study was conducted to obtain the historical market size of the methadone market through company internal sources such as annual report & financial statements, performance presentations, press releases, etc., and external sources including journals, news & articles, government publications, competitor publications, sector reports, third-party database, and other credible publications.

Step 2: Market Segmentation:

After obtaining the historical market size of the methadone market, we conducted a detailed secondary analysis to gather historical market insights and share for different segments & sub-segments for major regions. Major segments included in the report as the mode of administration, application, and end-users. Further country-level analyses were conducted to evaluate the overall adoption of testing models in that region.

Step 3: Factor Analysis:

After acquiring the historical market size of different segments and sub-segments, we conducted a detailed factor analysis to estimate the current market size of the methadone market. Further, we conducted factor analysis using dependent and independent variables such as a rise in the number of people addicted to various opioids such as heroin and morphine globally. A thorough analysis was conducted for demand and supply-side scenarios considering top partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, business expansion, and product launches in the methadone market sector across the globe.

Current Market Size Estimate & Forecast

Current Market Sizing: Based on actionable insights from the above 3 steps, we arrived at the current market size, key players in the global methadone market, and market shares of the segments. All the required percentage shares split, and market breakdowns were determined using the above-mentioned secondary approach and were verified through primary interviews.

Estimation & Forecasting: For market estimation and forecast, weights were assigned to different factors including drivers & trends, restraints, and opportunities available for the stakeholders. After analyzing these factors, relevant forecasting techniques i.e., top-down/bottom-up approach was applied to arrive at the market forecast about 2027 for different segments and sub-segments across the major markets globally. The research methodology adopted to estimate the market size encompasses:

  • The industry’s market size, in terms of revenue (USD) and the adoption rate of the methadone market across the major markets domestically
  • All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns of market segments and sub-segments
  • Key players in the global methadone market in terms of solutions offered. Also, the growth strategies adopted by these players to compete in the fast-growing market

Market Size and Share Validation

Primary Research: In-depth interviews were conducted with the Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) including Top Level Executives (CXO/VPs, Sales Head, Marketing Head, Operational Head, and Regional Head, Country Head, etc.) across major regions. Primary research findings were then summarized, and statistical analysis was performed to prove the stated hypothesis. Inputs from primary research were consolidated with secondary findings, hence turning information into actionable insights.

Split of Primary Participants in Different Regions

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Market Engineering

Data triangulation technique was employed to complete the overall market estimation and to arrive at precise statistical numbers of each segment and sub-segment of the global methadone market. Data was split into several segments & sub-segments post studying various parameters and trends in the areas of mode of administration, application, and end-users in the global methadone market.

The main objective of the Global Methadone Market Study

The current & future market trends of the global methadone market were pinpointed in the study. Investors can gain strategic insights to base their discretion for investments on the qualitative and quantitative analysis performed in the study. Current and future market trends determined the overall attractiveness of the market at a regional level, providing a platform for the industrial participant to exploit the untapped market to benefit as a first-mover advantage. Other quantitative goals of the studies include:

  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the methadone market in terms of Value (USD). Also, analyze the current and forecast market size of different segments and sub-segments
  • Segments in the study include areas of mode of administration, application, and end-users.
  • Define and analysis of the regulatory framework for the methadone market industry.
  • Analyze the value chain involved with the presence of various intermediaries, along with analyzing customer and competitor behaviors of the industry.
  • Analyze the current and forecast market size of the methadone market for the major region.
  • Major countries of regions studied in the report include Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the world.
  • Company profiles of the methadone market and the growth strategies adopted by the market players to sustain in the fast-growing market
  • Deep dive regional level analysis of the industry

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