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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.

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Shortage Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
MYLERAN ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Actual shortage 2MG Updated Report 2020-01-22 99609
VINORELBINE INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage Updated Report 2020-01-22 103722
MANNITOL INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-01-22 76861
VINORELBINE INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage Updated Report 2020-01-22 103730
METOPROLOL SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 100MG New Report 2020-01-22 104049
METOPROLOL SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 50MG New Report 2020-01-22 104046
SANDOZ RIZATRIPTAN ODT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-01-22 100833
SANDOZ PERINDOPRIL ERBUMINE/ INDAPAMIDE LD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 2MG 0.625MG Updated Report 2020-01-22 99106
SANDOZ OLMESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-22 80937
SANDOZ TIMOLOL SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2020-01-22 93445

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TEVA-DEFERASIROX TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 250MG New Report 2020-01-21 103796
TEVA-DEFERASIROX TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 125MG New Report 2020-01-21 103791
TEVA-TRAVOPROST Z OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 0.004% New Report 2020-01-21 103788
TEVA-ATENOLOL/CHLORTHALIDONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 25MG 100MG New Report 2020-01-21 103781
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 10MCG Updated Report 2020-01-17 100907