Turkey Struggles To Curb Excessive Antibiotic Use
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
Turkey has a level of antibiotic drug consumption that is higher than most European countries, as well as the OECD average, with such drugs constituting about 14% of the total cost of prescriptions for the government. Apart from the economic costs, excessive use of antibiotics by patients is also increasing the risk of disease resistance in the country.
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