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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
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 9MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 71127
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 6MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 71124
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 24MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 79039
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 3MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 74019
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 30MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 77858
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 24MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 77855
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 18MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 77852
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 12MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 77849
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Resolved 4.5MG Updated Report 2020-04-04 98562
ONE ALPHA CAPS 1MCG LEO PHARMA INC Anticipated shortage 1MCG New Report 2020-04-04 110953

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Discontinued 9MG New Report 2020-04-04 110977
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Discontinued 4.5MG New Report 2020-04-04 110974
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Discontinued 30MG New Report 2020-04-04 110971
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Discontinued 24MG New Report 2020-04-04 110968
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Discontinued 18MG New Report 2020-04-04 110965