Boston, MA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/16/2014 -- A University of Otago study has found that hospital admissions from infectious diseases have increased significantly during the last 20 years, a trend which is out of sync with other developed countries. The study, published in international medical journal The Lancet, showed that infectious diseases increased by 51% in New Zealand between 1998 and 2008. Most categories of infectious diseases have increased, but the main contributions were from increases in respiratory, skin and gastrointestinal infections. A further review undertaken by the University demonstrated that the increase in infectious diseases was due in part to household overcrowding. Furthermore, data demonstrated that the rate of infection for Maori and Pacific Island households is more than twice that of European/Others, while the rate of infection is almost three times higher for those living in the most deprived neighbourhoods when compared with the least deprived.
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Johnson & Johnson Pacific (NZ) Ltd continued to lead dermatologicals with value share of 22% in 2013. The top three brands distributed by the company included Daktarin, Regaine and Nizoral during 2013. Daktarin was the leading topical antifungal brand available in New Zealand during 2013. Indeed, Daktarin held value share of 39% in 2013. Similarly, Regaine held an almost monopolistic position within hair loss treatments during 2013, with 97% value share. Lastly, the company's Nizoral brand was available in both medicated shampoos and topical antifungals during 2013. Within the former, Nizoral 1% held 31% value share, while Nizoral 2% held a 9% value share in 2013. Furthermore, Nizoral Cream was the third ranked topical antifungal brand in 2013, holding 13% value share.
Grocery retailers is expected to grow in importance within dermatologicals over the forecast period, as more and more products/ingredients are reclassified to hold general sales status. As a result, value sales for dermatologicals are expected to be moderate over the forecast period, growing marginally in average terms in constant 2013 prices. Nonetheless, this will still be an improvement on the review period average which marginally declined.
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Product coverage: Antiparasitics/Lice (Head and Body) Treatments, Antipruritics, Cold Sore Treatments, Haemorrhoid Treatments, Hair Loss Treatments, Medicated Shampoos, Nappy (Diaper) Rash Treatments, Paediatric Dermatologicals, Topical Allergy Remedies/Antihistamines, Topical Antifungals, Topical Germicidals/Antiseptics, Vaginal Antifungals.
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