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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
RIFADIN SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 79314
TEVA-PRAVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 86617
TEVA-RISEDRONATE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 86911
TEVA-CEPHALEXIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 500MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 87693
RATIO-IPRA SAL UDV TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 0.5MG 2.5MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 88167
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 25MG 100MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 86777
OXALIPLATIN INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 86908
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 20 MEQ IN 0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE ICU MEDICAL CANADA INC Actual shortage 0.15G 0.9G Updated Report 2019-07-16 87215
PMS-AZITHROMYCIN PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 88579
LABETALOL HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 89343

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
RAN-FENTANYL MATRIX PATCH RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 100MCG New Report 2019-07-15 89253
RAN-FENTANYL MATRIX PATCH RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 25MCG New Report 2019-07-15 89250
RAN-METFORMIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 500MG New Report 2019-07-15 89247
APO-CLINDAMYCIN APOTEX INC Discontinued 300MG Updated Report 2019-07-13 60399
APO-DILTIAZ APOTEX INC Discontinued 30MG Updated Report 2019-07-13 60429