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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
PATADAY NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 0.2% Updated Report 2019-06-18 83364
EPINEPHRINE INJECTION TELIGENT OU Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-06-18 76329
METRONIDAZOLE 5MG/ML INJECTION BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-06-18 86984
VENLAFAXINE XR PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 37.5MG Updated Report 2019-06-18 82182
SILDENAFIL PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-06-18 84557
IRBESARTAN PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-06-18 84603
TEVA-CILAZAPRIL/HCTZ TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 12.5MG 5MG New Report 2019-06-18 86975
CEFTRIAXONE SODIUM FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 1G New Report 2019-06-18 86972
CEFOXITIN FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 2G New Report 2019-06-18 86969
CEFAZOLIN FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 0.5G New Report 2019-06-18 86966

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
APO-GEMFIBROZIL CAP 300MG USP APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86557
APO-EXEMESTANE APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86552
APO-CIPROFLOX APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86547
APO-CEFPROZIL APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86542
APO-TOLTERODINE APOTEX INC Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2019-06-12 60828