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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
VAQTA MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 50UNIT Updated Report 2019-12-10 100533
VAQTA MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 50UNIT Updated Report 2019-12-10 100538
PMS-ARIPIPRAZOLE PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-12-10 98784
PRADAXA BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Resolved 150MG Updated Report 2019-12-10 99980
TOLOXIN PENDOPHARM DIVISION OF PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 0.125MG Updated Report 2019-12-10 100448
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-12-10 100550
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-12-10 100553
MINT-TRAMADOL/ACET MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 37.5MG 325MG Updated Report 2019-12-10 95944
PDP-DESONIDE PENDOPHARM DIVISION OF PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2019-12-10 100192
COTAZYM ECS 20 MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 100000UNIT 100000UNIT 25000UNIT Updated Report 2019-12-10 100542

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 20MG New Report 2019-12-09 100547
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 30MG New Report 2019-12-09 100540
APO-LAMIVUDINE HBV APOTEX INC To be discontinued 100MG New Report 2019-12-06 60563
KEYTRUDA MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-12-06 72658
BICALUTAMIDE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-11-30 86431