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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
TAZORAC ALLERGAN INC Resolved 0.05% Updated Report 2019-05-18 65978
RISEDRONATE-35 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 35MG Updated Report 2019-05-18 83950
HYPURIN NPH INSULIN ISOPHANE PORK WOCKHARDT UK LTD Resolved 100UNIT Updated Report 2019-05-18 78719
MYLAN-BECLO AQ MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 50MCG Updated Report 2019-05-18 80428
AURO-VENLAFAXINE XR AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-05-18 84288
APO-AMOXI CLAV APOTEX INC Resolved 400MG 57MG Updated Report 2019-05-18 41
APO-ATORVASTATIN APOTEX INC Resolved 80MG Updated Report 2019-05-18 84115
AURO-CELECOXIB AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-05-18 84269
LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP 1% HOSPIRA HEALTHCARE ULC Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2019-05-17 84418
SEPTA-LOSARTAN SEPTA PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 70874

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
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
PRO-NAPROXEN EC - 375 PRO DOC LIMITEE To be discontinued 375MG New Report 2019-05-14 84067
ATORVASTATIN-80 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 80MG Updated Report 2019-05-13 70947