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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
NITROGLYCERIN IN 5% DEXTROSE INJ.-400MCG/ML BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 5G 40MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 82898
FUNGIZONE BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 16534
TRICIRA LO APOTEX INC Resolved 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.180MG 0.215MG 0.250MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 78558
TRICIRA LO APOTEX INC Resolved 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.180MG 0.215MG 0.250MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 77902
APO-VENLAFAXINE XR APOTEX INC Resolved 75.0MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 82022
APO-QUINAPRIL APOTEX INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 66623
LABETALOL HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 60109
INNOHEP LEO PHARMA INC Resolved 16000UNIT Updated Report 2019-05-21 84177
APO-QUINAPRIL APOTEX INC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 57808
APO-QUINAPRIL APOTEX INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 66626

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
COMBIVENT UDV BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE To be discontinued 0.2MG 1.0MG New Report 2019-05-21 84465
ATORVASTATIN-80 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 80MG Updated Report 2019-05-21 70947
APO-AMOXI CLAV APOTEX INC Discontinued Updated Report 2019-05-18 84392
APO-CEFPROZIL APOTEX INC Discontinued Updated Report 2019-05-18 84396
RANITIDINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 150MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 76211