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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.

A discontinuation 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, permanently ceases the sale of the drug.

Below are the newest and most recently updated Shortage and Discontinuation reports.

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Shortage Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
CIPROFLOXACIN SANIS HEALTH INC Resolved 250MG Updated Report 2021-12-07 138161
CIPROFLOXACIN SANIS HEALTH INC Resolved 250MG Updated Report 2021-12-07 146477
5% DEXTROSE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 5G Updated Report 2021-12-07 150508
5% DEXTROSE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 5G Updated Report 2021-12-07 150511
5% DEXTROSE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 5G Updated Report 2021-12-07 150514
0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 900MG Updated Report 2021-12-07 150517
0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 900MG Updated Report 2021-12-07 150520
0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 900MG Updated Report 2021-12-07 150523
SANDOZ FENTANYL PATCH SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 25MCG New Report 2021-12-06 150589
SANDOZ FENTANYL PATCH SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 75MCG New Report 2021-12-06 150586

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
CORTENEMA APTALIS PHARMA CANADA ULC Discontinued 100MG Updated Report 2021-12-03 142328
BLEPHAMIDE ALLERGAN INC To be discontinued 0.2% 10% New Report 2021-12-02 150359
TAZORAC ALLERGAN INC Discontinued 0.05% Updated Report 2021-11-27 149997
TARO-WARFARIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 3MG New Report 2021-11-26 150097
TARO-WARFARIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 2.5MG New Report 2021-11-26 150094