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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.

A discontinuation 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, permanently ceases the sale of 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
TARO-DONEPEZIL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2021-08-04 108158
TARO-DONEPEZIL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2021-08-04 108161
TARO-VALSARTAN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-08-04 74590
TARO-PREGABALIN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2021-08-04 142427
TARO-PREGABALIN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Resolved 225MG Updated Report 2021-08-04 142431
BAXEDIN PRE-OP OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2021-08-04 140718
TARO-CARBAMAZEPINE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2021-08-04 31631
POTASSIUM ACETATE INJECTION USP OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Anticipated shortage 39.2% Updated Report 2021-08-04 143559
TARO-CARBAMAZEPINE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2021-08-04 39237
TARO-DICLOFENAC TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 1.5% Updated Report 2021-08-04 138588

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TARO-PREGABALIN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Discontinued 225MG New Report 2021-08-04 143568
TERAZOSIN-5 PRO DOC LIMITEE Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2021-07-28 141503
TERAZOSIN-2 PRO DOC LIMITEE Reversed 2MG Updated Report 2021-07-27 141500
FOSINOPRIL-20 PRO DOC LIMITEE Reversed 20MG New Report 2021-07-27 143100
FOSINOPRIL-10 PRO DOC LIMITEE Reversed 10MG New Report 2021-07-27 143097