Tuesday 19 May 2015, AmsterdamThe demand for bromine & its derivatives in Europe is driven by its pharmaceutical industry. Bromine compounds are used as anticonvulsants in veterinary and human medicines. These are used in manufacturing sedatives, analgesics, and antihistamines medicines. Bromine compounds are also used in various drugs used for treating pneumonia and cocaine addiction. The European pharmaceutical industry is expected to grow at a moderate pace in coming years.