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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
VALSARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Resolved 320MG Updated Report 2020-08-05 114752
VASOPRESSIN INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 20UNIT Updated Report 2020-08-05 121651
RIZATRIPTAN ODT SANIS HEALTH INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-08-05 109008
RIZATRIPTAN ODT SANIS HEALTH INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-08-05 109013
METOPROLOL SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-08-05 109417
PEDIAPRED SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-08-05 109818
TEVA-MYCOPHENOLATE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-08-05 119956
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-08-05 121647
IRBESARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2020-08-05 108344
ELTROXIN ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Actual shortage 50MCG Updated Report 2020-08-05 121702

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
NOVAHISTINE DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 10MG 1.7MG Updated Report 2020-08-04 98377
NOVAHISTEX DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 20MG 5MG Updated Report 2020-08-04 98371
NOVAHISTEX DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 20MG 5MG Updated Report 2020-08-04 98374
DIABETA SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2020-08-04 100938
DIABETA SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-08-04 100935