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Welcome to Drug Shortages Canada, the website for reporting drug shortages and discontinuations in Canada. The Food and Drug Regulations require drug sellers to report when they are not able to meet demand for a product or when they stop selling a product. Information about the website and the regulations can be found on the About & Resources Page.

A shortage means, in respect of a drug, a situation in which the manufacturer to whom a document was issued under subsection C.01.014.2(1) that sets out the drug identification number assigned for the drug is unable to meet the demand for the drug.

Below are the newest and most recently updated Shortage and Discontinuation reports.

Drug pills

Shortage Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
CHAMPIX PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 0.5MG 1.0MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 82076
METHOTREXATE INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 64245
METHOTREXATE INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 81686
IMITREX NASAL SPRAY GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Anticipated shortage 20MG New Report 2019-04-18 82069
JAMP-ROPINIROLE JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 5.0MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 30025
JAMP-ROPINIROLE JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 5.0MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 64287
JAMP-ROPINIROLE JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 1.0MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 64282
JAMP-PIOGLITAZONE JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 15MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 70089
JAMP-PIOGLITAZONE JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 45MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 30031
JAMP-PIOGLITAZONE JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 30MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 30028

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
STATEX SYRUP 1MG/ML PALADIN LABS INC To be discontinued 1MG New Report 2019-04-18 81996
STATEX DPS 50MG/ML PALADIN LABS INC Discontinued Updated Report 2019-04-18 81954
RIVA-OLMESARTAN LABORATOIRE RIVA INC Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 81926
RIVA-OLMESARTAN LABORATOIRE RIVA INC Discontinued 40MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 81929
ULTRAVIST 240 BAYER INC Discontinued 50% New Report 2019-04-17 81959