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Russia runs out of Prozac as Putin’s war in Ukraine drives people to antidepressants

  • Last batch went on sale in June amid sanctions, supplies are almost exhausted
  • Demand for the drug jumped up 63 per cent in the weeks following the invasion

Russians are getting more depressed about the crisis triggered by Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine – but have run out of Prozac to treat the condition.

The drug is available in only four out of 2,400 pharmacies and outlets in Moscow, and two out of 1,300 in St Petersburg.

Sanctions mean the last Prozac batch went on sale in June and supplies are almost exhausted, said a report by news outlet RBC.

Russians have relied on the drug since…

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