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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
ADRENALIN CHLORIDE SOL 1:1000 AMP ERFA CANADA 2012 INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2020-04-07 109244
ZOCOR MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-04-07 109064
ZOCOR MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-04-07 111042
MORPHINE SR SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 60MG Updated Report 2020-04-07 100031
PROSCAR MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-04-07 102400
MINIMS PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 0.5% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2020-04-07 104139
INNOHEP LEO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 12000UNIT Updated Report 2020-04-07 110950
ONE ALPHA CAPS 1MCG LEO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 1MCG Updated Report 2020-04-07 110953
ETHACRYNATE SODIUM FOR INJECTION USP STERIMAX INC Resolved 50MG Updated Report 2020-04-07 94977
ESOMEPRAZOLE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-04-07 108841

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
M-EZETIMIBE MANTRA PHARMA INC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-04-06 111090
PMS-RAMIPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-04-06 111084
PMS-RAMIPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 5MG New Report 2020-04-06 111081
PMS-LISINOPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-04-06 111078
PMS-CILAZAPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC To be discontinued 5.0MG New Report 2020-04-06 111075