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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
MYLAN-BECLO AQ MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 50MCG Updated Report 2019-05-24 80428
CANDESARTAN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2019-05-24 83176
ELIDEL VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 1% Updated Report 2019-05-24 83482
IRBESARTAN PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-05-24 84603
IRBESARTAN PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2019-05-24 84606
ANDROGEL BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 1% Updated Report 2019-05-24 82876
PATADAY NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 0.2% Updated Report 2019-05-23 83364
LOPRESOR SR 200 MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-05-23 79079
LOPRESOR SR 200 MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-05-23 79076
LOPRESOR SR 100MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-05-23 79071

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ATORVASTATIN-80 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Discontinued 80MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 70947
COMBIVENT UDV BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE To be discontinued 0.2MG 1.0MG New Report 2019-05-21 84465
APO-AMOXI CLAV APOTEX INC Discontinued Updated Report 2019-05-18 84392
APO-CEFPROZIL APOTEX INC Discontinued Updated Report 2019-05-18 84396
RANITIDINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 150MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 76211