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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.

Drug pills

Shortage Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-09-21 82597
PRO-SOTALOL PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2019-09-21 91654
PRECEDEX PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 4MCG Updated Report 2019-09-21 93225
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 14.9MG Updated Report 2019-09-21 94470
APO-GLIMEPIRIDE APOTEX INC Resolved 4MG Updated Report 2019-09-21 31007
APO-GLIMEPIRIDE APOTEX INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2019-09-21 32536
APO-GLIMEPIRIDE APOTEX INC Resolved 2MG Updated Report 2019-09-21 55281
FML 0.1% ALLERGAN INC Resolved 0.1% Updated Report 2019-09-21 91579
METHOTREXATE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2019-09-21 93692
LOCACORTEN VIOFORM EARDROPS PALADIN LABS INC Actual shortage 0.02% 1% Updated Report 2019-09-21 94432

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
APO-SOLIFENACIN APOTEX INC Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2019-09-20 78269
APO-SOLIFENACIN APOTEX INC Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2019-09-20 78272
APO-GLIMEPIRIDE APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-09-20 94452
APO-GLIMEPIRIDE APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-09-20 94449
APO-GLIMEPIRIDE APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-09-20 94446