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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-PANTOPRAZOLE APOTEX INC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2019-11-21 92989
APO-ERLOTINIB APOTEX INC Resolved 25MG Updated Report 2019-11-21 74881
APO-ERLOTINIB APOTEX INC Resolved 150MG Updated Report 2019-11-21 74878
APO-ERLOTINIB APOTEX INC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2019-11-21 74875
TEVA-DICLOFENAC EC TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 25MG New Report 2019-11-21 99453
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 50MG New Report 2019-11-21 99450
TEVA-CHLOROQUINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 250MG New Report 2019-11-21 99447
TEVA-LISINOPRIL (TYPE P) TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-11-21 99444
FLUDARABINE PHOSPHATE FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 25MG New Report 2019-11-21 99441
TEVA-BICALUTAMIDE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 50MG New Report 2019-11-21 99438

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
LOSEC 10 MG ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2019-11-20 99357
TRI-CYCLEN TABLETS - 21-DAY JANSSEN INC To be discontinued 0.035MG 0.035MG 0.035MG 0.18MG 0.215MG 0.25MG Updated Report 2019-11-20 92254
TRI-CYCLEN TABLETS - 28-DAY JANSSEN INC To be discontinued 0.035MG 0.035MG 0.035MG 0.18MG 0.215MG 0.25MG Updated Report 2019-11-20 92257
MICRONOR TABLETS 28-DAY JANSSEN INC To be discontinued 0.35MG Updated Report 2019-11-20 92266
CIPRO BAYER INC To be discontinued 500MG Updated Report 2019-11-20 96049