Hepatitis Treatment Market size was valued at USD 4.1 Billion in 2021 and expected to reach USD 6.3 Billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period. Hepatitis is the disease characterized by the inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis mainly occur due to the viral infections, heavy alcohol intake, consumption of hepatotoxic drugs, blood transfusions and autoimmune diseases among others. Hepatitis is classified as hepatitis A, B, C, D, E in which hepatitis A, B, C mostly occurs in humans. The symptoms associated with hepatitis include poor appetite, whites of eyes, discoloration of skin, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhoea among others. Hepatitis can be prevented by the administration of vaccines in newborn babies. Increase in the incidence of different types of hepatitis infections, the rise in R&D activities for the development of newer drugs and vaccines, government initiations for the prevention of hepatitis, promising pipeline products for the hepatitis treatment are anticipated to fuel the hepatitis treatment market over the forecast period. Moreover, the rise in awareness about hepatitis treatment options among key stakeholders, increase in the consumption of alcohol, and high usage of hepatotoxic drugs and other toxins are expected to propel the hepatitis treatment market over the forecast period. However, stringent regulatory policies for the product approval, lack of vaccines for certain types hepatitis such as hepatitis C, and the high cost of the treatment are expected to hinder the growth of hepatitis treatment market over the forecast period.
In September 2017, China Food and Drug Administration approved Gilead’s Sovaldi (Sofosbuvir) used in the treatment of chronic HCV infection