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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.

Drug pills

Shortage Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
PREMARIN VAGINAL CREAM PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 0.625MG Updated Report 2021-12-08 136770
YF-VAX SANOFI PASTEUR LIMITED Resolved 109648PFU Updated Report 2021-12-08 148794
NEOSTIGMINE OMEGA OMEGA LABORATORIES LIMITED Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2021-12-08 150222
TARO-CIPROFLOXACIN/DEXAMETHASONE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 0.1% 0.3% New Report 2021-12-07 150683
RAN-LISINOPRIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2021-12-07 143621
RAN-LISINOPRIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2021-12-07 129518
RAN-RISPERIDONE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 0.25MG Updated Report 2021-12-07 150014
RAN-RISPERIDONE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2021-12-07 147095
RAN-ENALAPRIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 2MG Updated Report 2021-12-07 147092
TARO-SIMVASTATIN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 5MG New Report 2021-12-07 150662

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TARO-WARFARIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 5MG New Report 2021-12-07 150693
HYDROVAL CREAM 0.2% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Reversed 0.2% New Report 2021-12-07 82818
DERMOVATE CREAM TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Discontinued 0.05% New Report 2021-12-07 150686
RAN-LISINOPRIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 20MG New Report 2021-12-07 150674
RAN-LISINOPRIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 5MG New Report 2021-12-07 150671