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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
VIRAMUNE XR BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Actual shortage 400MG Updated Report 2019-08-21 71268
QUELICIN PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-08-21 92058
BREVICON 1/35 TABLETS (28-DAY PACK) PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 0.035MG 1MG Updated Report 2019-08-21 92052
SIGNIFOR NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 0.3MG Updated Report 2019-08-21 92048
CLINDOXYL GEL GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Resolved 50MG 10MG Updated Report 2019-08-21 85790
SANDOZ PROCTOMYXIN HC SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 5MG 5MG 10MG 10MG Updated Report 2019-08-21 89417
VANCOMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE FOR INJECTION, USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-08-21 73890
ALPRAZOLAM PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-08-21 82426
QUELICIN PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2019-08-21 85266
APO-TAMOX TAB 10MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2019-08-21 92035

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
SODIUM IODIDE I 131 ORAL SOLUTION MALLINCKRODT RP CANADA INC Discontinued 5mCi, 10mCi, 20mCi, 25mCi, 35mCi, 50mCi, 100mCi, 150mCi, 75mCi New Report 2019-08-21 92069
SODIUM IODIDE I-131 CAPSULES MALLINCKRODT RP CANADA INC Discontinued 0.75mCi, 2mCi, 3mCi, 4mCi, 5mCi, 6mCi, 7mCi, 8mCi, 10mCi, 12mCi, 15mCi, 17mCi, 20mCi, 50mmCi, 100mCi New Report 2019-08-21 92065
VIRAMUNE XR BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Discontinued 400MG New Report 2019-08-21 92063
DEPO-PROVERA STERILE AQUEOUS SUSPENSION 50 MG/ML PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 79400
TEVA-LISINOPRIL (TYPE Z) TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2019-08-15 91648