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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
TEVA-TOLTERODINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2021-08-05 92218
PROLEUKIN STERIMAX INC Resolved 22000000UNIT Updated Report 2021-08-05 141104
BAXEDIN PRE-OP OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Resolved 0.5% Updated Report 2021-08-05 140718
CLARUS MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-08-05 141675
OCTREOTIDE ACETATE OMEGA OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Resolved 500MCG Updated Report 2021-08-05 141992
ZYMAR ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.3% New Report 2021-08-04 143639
MS.IR PURDUE PHARMA Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-08-04 143048
MS CONTIN SRT 100MG PURDUE PHARMA Actual shortage 100MG New Report 2021-08-04 143634
EMERADE BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Resolved 0.3MG Updated Report 2021-08-04 141419
TARO-CLARITHROMYCIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 125MG New Report 2021-08-04 143627

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TARO-PREGABALIN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Discontinued 225MG New Report 2021-08-04 143568
TERAZOSIN-5 PRO DOC LIMITEE Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2021-07-28 141503
TERAZOSIN-2 PRO DOC LIMITEE Reversed 2MG Updated Report 2021-07-27 141500
FOSINOPRIL-20 PRO DOC LIMITEE Reversed 20MG New Report 2021-07-27 143100
FOSINOPRIL-10 PRO DOC LIMITEE Reversed 10MG New Report 2021-07-27 143097