Medication Overuse

Medication OveruseMedication Overuse

Iran has a high rate of medication consumption among Asian countries, and “every Iranian uses approximately 340 doses of medicines on average per year as per records,” says Hamid Kheyri, head of public relations at the Iran Pharmacists Association. Saying that taking antibiotics without a prescription is on the rise, he said “antibiotic consumption in the country is almost 16 times higher than the global standard,” ISNA reported. _Authorities should raise people’s awareness about the dangers of over-dosage of medicine, including antibiotic resistance, he added.