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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
TARO-DOCUSATE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2019-09-14 91811
VIADERM KC CRM TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 1MG 100000UNIT 0.25MG 2.5MG Updated Report 2019-09-14 91817
RIVA-RANITIDINE 150 LABORATOIRE RIVA INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-09-14 93927
RIVA-RANITIDINE 300 LABORATOIRE RIVA INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-09-14 93930
MESNA FOR INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2019-09-14 88604
LINEZOLID INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 2MG Updated Report 2019-09-14 90630
HEPARIN SODIUM INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 10000UNIT Updated Report 2019-09-14 93918
OXYTOCIN INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 10UNIT Updated Report 2019-09-14 93921
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-09-14 93924
ASCOR L 500 MCGUFF PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 500MG Updated Report 2019-09-13 71291

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ADENOCARD INJECTION -PRE-FILLED SYRINGE ASTELLAS PHARMA CANADA INC Discontinued 3MG Updated Report 2019-09-13 34494
APO-RABEPRAZOLE APOTEX INC Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2019-09-12 40805
APO-TAMOX TAB 20MG APOTEX INC Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2019-09-12 61050
TRAMADOL-ACET PRO DOC LIMITEE Discontinued 37.5MG 325MG Updated Report 2019-09-12 89923
ILARIS NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Discontinued 150MG Updated Report 2019-09-12 93588