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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.

A discontinuation 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, permanently ceases the sale of 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
VOLUVEN FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 6% Updated Report 2021-10-28 147737
ODAN ITRACONAZOLE ODAN LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-10-28 148306
APO-TIMOP APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2021-10-28 130810
COZAAR ORGANON CANADA INC. Resolved 50MG Updated Report 2021-10-28 147580
HYMENOPTERA VENOM PRODUCT-MIXED VESPID VENOM PROTEIN (1650 MCG) JUBILANT HOLLISTERSTIER LLC Actual shortage 550MCG 550MCG 550MCG Updated Report 2021-10-27 132334
HYMENOPTERA VENOM PRODUCT-WASP VENOM PROTEIN (550 MCG) JUBILANT HOLLISTERSTIER LLC Actual shortage 550MCG Updated Report 2021-10-27 132328
HYMENOPTERA VENOM PRODUCT-WHITE-FACED HORNET VENOM PROTEIN (550 MCG) JUBILANT HOLLISTERSTIER LLC Actual shortage 550MCG Updated Report 2021-10-27 132325
HYMENOPTERA VENOM PRODUCT-WASP VENOM PROTEIN (550 MCG) JUBILANT HOLLISTERSTIER LLC Actual shortage 550MCG Updated Report 2021-10-27 104052
HYMENOPTERA VENOM PRODUCT-WHITE-FACED HORNET VENOM PROTEIN (550 MCG) JUBILANT HOLLISTERSTIER LLC Actual shortage 550MCG Updated Report 2021-10-27 104146
VENOMIL MIXED VESPID VENOM PROTEIN (360MCG) JUBILANT HOLLISTERSTIER LLC Actual shortage Updated Report 2021-10-27 104168

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TELMISARTAN PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 80MG Updated Report 2021-10-27 56080
PMS-ZOLMITRIPTAN PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 2.5MG Updated Report 2021-10-27 117894
PMS-VERAPAMIL SR PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 240MG Updated Report 2021-10-27 117766
PMS-VALPROIC ACID E.C. PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 500MG Updated Report 2021-10-27 117757
PMS-SOLIFENACIN PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2021-10-27 117918