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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
TESTIM 1% PALADIN LABS INC Resolved 1% Updated Report 2019-07-23 71951
TEGRETOL 200MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Resolved 200MG Updated Report 2019-07-23 79017
MESTINON VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 60MG Updated Report 2019-07-23 87189
LOSARTAN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-07-23 87882
DIANEAL PD 101 CAPD SOLUTION W 0.5% DEXTROSE BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 392MG 500MG 15.2MG 23.9MG 567MG Updated Report 2019-07-23 89601
CALCITRIOL INJECTION USP STERIMAX INC Actual shortage 1MCG Updated Report 2019-07-23 89647
PHENOBARB ELIXIR PENDOPHARM DIVISION OF PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-07-22 86562
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 2MG Updated Report 2019-07-22 89782
LOPRESOR SR 200 MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-07-22 79079
LOPRESOR SR 200 MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-07-22 79076

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL AA PHARMA INC Reversed 2MG Updated Report 2019-07-22 70209
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL AA PHARMA INC Reversed 5MG Updated Report 2019-07-22 70212
RITALIN 20MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 20MG New Report 2019-07-22 89771
IBUPROFEN APOTEX INC Discontinued 200MG Updated Report 2019-07-22 71439
PAROXETINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2019-07-20 76230