Turkey

 

Pharmacies

  • Population: 82.5 million
  • Population > 65 years old: 7.6%
  • Pharmacies: c.24,406
  • Population per pharmacy: c.3,032
  • Total pharm spend: c.$7,439 million, c.$90 per person
  • Generic market share: 45.6% volume / 27% value

Source: IMS 2015, OECD 2015, PGEU Annual Report 2015

 

 

Ownership

  • Maximum number of pharmacies per owner: Pharmacy chains are not allowed. One pharmacist can own only one pharmacy.
  • Ownership requirements: Pharmacies can only be owned by a registered pharmacist who is a Turkish citizen.

Source: IMS 2015

 

 

VAT

  • VAT rate on drugs (%): 8%

Source: IMS 2015

 

 

Pharmacy Students

  • Annual number of graduates that become registered / professional pharmacists: 783 in 2008
  • Specific pharmacy related national entrance examination: No
  • Total number of universities with a pharmacy school: 15 (11 public, 4 private)
  • Length of course: 5 years
  • Diplomas: Masters degree
  • Fee per year: €250 in public universities
Source: www.pharmine.org