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Croatia: shortage of diabetes drug reported

People heading to Slovenia to buy medicine for losing weight

06 March, 17:47
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, MAR 6 - Also in Croatia, confirming a global trend, there is a shortage of the drug Ozempic, which is primarily intended for people with diabetes but is increasingly being used by people who simply want to lose weight, according to Croatian media. According to media reports, Croats are traveling to neighboring Slovenia to obtain "weight loss medicine," of which there appears to be no shortage. According to the daily Jutarnji List, the main reason for the shortage on the Croatian domestic market is that the drug is very popular among overweight people, and up to 80% of the drug was sold privately in pharmacies, according to people they spoke with.


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