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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
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 20MG Updated Report 2019-09-19 90616
0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 900MG New Report 2019-09-19 94411
PREVYMIS MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-09-19 92759
SODIUM THIOSULFATE INJECTION USP HOPE PHARMACEUTICALS LTD Anticipated shortage 250MG Updated Report 2019-09-19 94406
PROQUAD MERCK CANADA INC Avoided shortage 4.30Log10 TCID50 3.99Log10 PFU 3.00Log10 TCID50 3.00Log10 TCID50 Updated Report 2019-09-19 90641
MYLAN-TADALAFIL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 20MG New Report 2019-09-19 94402
GONAL-F PEN EMD SERONO A DIVISION OF EMD INC CANADA Anticipated shortage 300UNIT Updated Report 2019-09-19 94397
RANITIDINE - 300 PRO DOC LIMITEE Anticipated shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-09-19 94394
RANITIDINE - 150 PRO DOC LIMITEE Anticipated shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-09-19 94391
DEPO-PROVERA STERILE AQUEOUS SUSPENSION 150 MG/ML PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-09-19 88645

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
RETROVIR (AZT) VIIV HEALTHCARE ULC To be discontinued 100MG New Report 2019-09-18 94281
TRIZIVIR VIIV HEALTHCARE ULC Discontinued 300MG 300MG 150MG New Report 2019-09-18 94278
VALSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 25MG 320MG New Report 2019-09-18 94211
BICALUTAMIDE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-09-18 86431
BICALUTAMIDE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-09-18 86436