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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
OXYTOCIN INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 10UNIT Updated Report 2019-10-19 95607
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 12.5MG 50MG Updated Report 2019-10-19 95656
RABAVERT GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 2.5UNIT Updated Report 2019-10-18 96846
SHINGRIX GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 50MCG Updated Report 2019-10-18 59145
SHINGRIX GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 50MCG Updated Report 2019-10-18 59142
HAVRIX - SUS IM 1440 ELISA UNITS/ML GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 1440UNIT Updated Report 2019-10-18 69619
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 20MCG Updated Report 2019-10-18 6511
FORTAZ - INJ 6G/VIAL GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 6G Updated Report 2019-10-18 4301
FORTAZ GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 2G Updated Report 2019-10-18 51030
FORTAZ GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 1G Updated Report 2019-10-18 51027

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
VINORELBINE TARTRATE FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2019-10-17 96695
BLUE COLLYRIUM SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96619
BETAJECT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96616
ATRACURIUM BESYLATE INJECTION SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96613
ALFENTANIL INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96610