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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.

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Shortage Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TEVETEN BGP PHARMA ULC Resolved 400MG Updated Report 2019-10-23 83432
MUSE PALADIN LABS INC Resolved 500MCG Updated Report 2019-10-23 86801
MYLAN-ESCITALOPRAM MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2019-10-23 94770
URSO DS APTALIS PHARMA CANADA ULC Resolved 500MG Updated Report 2019-10-23 95285
ALERTONIC ODAN LABORATORIES LTD Resolved 0.111MG 2.222MG 0.042MG 1.111MG 0.222MG 2.222MG 0.044MG Updated Report 2019-10-23 84960
CANDESARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 32MG Updated Report 2019-10-23 96884
CERUBIDINE 20MG/VIAL ERFA CANADA 2012 INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-10-23 97019
HYDROMORPHONE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-10-23 97022
MANDELAMINE ERFA CANADA 2012 INC Actual shortage 500 mg Updated Report 2019-10-22 2448
ERFA-TRANEXAMIC ERFA CANADA 2012 INC Actual shortage 100 mg/mL Updated Report 2019-10-22 12379

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ALERTONIC ODAN LABORATORIES LTD Discontinued 0.111MG 2.222MG 0.042MG 1.111MG 0.222MG 2.222MG 0.044MG Updated Report 2019-10-23 96999
VINORELBINE TARTRATE FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2019-10-17 96695
BLUE COLLYRIUM SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96619
BETAJECT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96616
ATRACURIUM BESYLATE INJECTION SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96613