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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
VENLAFAXINE XR PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 37.5MG New Report 2019-04-22 82182
DILTIAZEM - CD PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 180MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 80362
DILTIAZEM - CD PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 120MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 68421
VASERETIC MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 25MG 8MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 79221
ACUVAIL ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.45% Updated Report 2019-04-22 78953
AURO-PRAMIPEXOLE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 72020
AURO-PRAMIPEXOLE AURO PHARMA INC Resolved 0.5MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 70909
FLUMIST QUADRIVALENT ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 32000000FFU 32000000FFU 32000000FFU 32000000FFU Updated Report 2019-04-22 82164
ROSUVASTATIN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 80274
ROSUVASTATIN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 79388

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
RANITIDINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 150MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 76211
ATORVASTATIN-10 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 70938
ATENOLOL SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 70935
STATEX SYRUP 1MG/ML PALADIN LABS INC To be discontinued 1MG New Report 2019-04-18 81996
STATEX DPS 50MG/ML PALADIN LABS INC Discontinued Updated Report 2019-04-18 81954