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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
TOLOXIN PENDOPHARM DIVISION OF PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 0.125MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 100448
REMERON RD MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 15MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 101084
ENALAPRIL SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 73674
EXTAVIA NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 0.3MG Updated Report 2019-12-13 100125
DETROL PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-12-12 96055
PDP-ERYTHROMYCIN PENDOPHARM DIVISION OF PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-12-12 41037
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 50MG New Report 2019-12-12 101157
TEVA-ENTACAPONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 200MG New Report 2019-12-12 101154
TEVA-DILTIAZEM CD TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 180MG New Report 2019-12-12 101151
TEVA-OXYCOCET TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 325MG 5MG New Report 2019-12-12 101148

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
PROPYL-THYRACIL PALADIN LABS INC Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-12-12 101076
CIPRO BAYER INC To be discontinued 500MG Updated Report 2019-12-11 96049
DEMEROL SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-12-11 98380
TUSSIONEX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 5MG 10MG Updated Report 2019-12-11 98368
PLAVIX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 300MG New Report 2019-12-11 100941