Antibiotics is a drug used to kill bacteria in the body and used for the treatment of infectious disease. Report shows that Turkey is the 1st consumer of antibiotics with 42.2 per 1000 people.
The government ban is aimed at curbing the misuse of medicines in the country, where nearly half the drugs sold in 2014 were so called 'fixed dose combinations'.
Statistics shows per capita expenditure on pharmaceuticals in OECD countries in 2013. United States spends the maximum among other OECD countries, nearly $1,026 per capita on medicinal drugs. Japan was in second place with $752 and Greece rounded off the top three with per capita expenditure of $721.