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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
NEUROLITE LANTHEUS MI CANADA INC Resolved 0.9MG Updated Report 2021-10-16 143292
SENSORCAINE WITH EPINEPHRINE ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Resolved 2.5MG 5MCG Updated Report 2021-10-16 141831
SANDOZ PERINDOPRIL ERBUMINE/ INDAPAMIDE HD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 2.5MG 8MG Updated Report 2021-10-16 145911
SANDOZ RISPERIDONE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 3.0MG Updated Report 2021-10-16 146330
SANDOZ D 10 000 SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 10000UNIT Updated Report 2021-10-16 146652
HYDROMORPHONE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP STERINOVA INC. Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-10-16 147161
APO-TIMOP APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2021-10-16 130810
COZAAR ORGANON CANADA INC. Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-10-16 147481
ANUSOL-HC SUPPOSITORIES CHURCH & DWIGHT CANADA CORP Resolved 10MG 10MG Updated Report 2021-10-15 143828
APO-GABAPENTIN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 400MG Updated Report 2021-10-15 145837

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
PMS-NIFEDIPINE ER PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 60MG New Report 2021-10-15 147393
PMS-NIFEDIPINE ER PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 30MG New Report 2021-10-15 147388
PMS-GALANTAMINE ER PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 24MG New Report 2021-10-15 147352
PMS-GALANTAMINE ER PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 24MG New Report 2021-10-15 147347
PMS-GALANTAMINE ER PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 16MG New Report 2021-10-15 147344