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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
INHIBACE CHEPLAPHARM ARZNEIMITTEL GMBH Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-10-23 114894
DOXORUBICIN HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 2MG Updated Report 2020-10-23 126918
PROQUAD MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 3.99Log10 PFU 3.00Log10 TCID50 4.30Log10 TCID50 3.00Log10 TCID50 New Report 2020-10-22 126964
NIFEDIPINE ER PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 30MG Updated Report 2020-10-22 102154
VASOPRESSIN INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Anticipated shortage 20UNIT New Report 2020-10-22 126961
CARBOPLATIN INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2020-10-22 126958
TEVA-VARENICLINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 0.5MG 1MG New Report 2020-10-22 126955
TEVA-VARENICLINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 1MG New Report 2020-10-22 126951
TEVA-CILAZAPRIL/HCTZ TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 5MG 12.5MG New Report 2020-10-22 126948
TEVA-CLOPIDOGREL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 75MG New Report 2020-10-22 126942

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ODAN-METHADONE ODAN LABORATORIES LTD Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2020-10-23 126848
EPIRUBICIN FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED To be discontinued 2MG New Report 2020-10-22 126906
TEVA-AMITRIPTYLINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-10-22 126903
TEVA-AMITRIPTYLINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED To be discontinued 50MG New Report 2020-10-22 126900
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 1MG New Report 2020-10-19 126640