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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
PREGNYL MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 10000UNIT 10ML Updated Report 2019-04-24 76749
PROPRANOLOL HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Anticipated shortage 1MG New Report 2019-04-24 82386
VANCOMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE FOR INJECTION, USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 1G Updated Report 2019-04-24 73886
VASERETIC MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 25MG 8MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 79221
SANDOMIGRAN DS PALADIN LABS INC Anticipated shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 19806
BIO-ROSUVASTATIN BIOMED PHARMA Actual shortage 40MG New Report 2019-04-24 82376
BIO-PRAVASTATIN BIOMED PHARMA Actual shortage 40MG New Report 2019-04-24 82373
BIO-LEVETIRACETAM BIOMED PHARMA Actual shortage 750MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 43629
BIO-LEVETIRACETAM BIOMED PHARMA Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 43632
BIO-EZETIMIBE BIOMED PHARMA Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2019-04-24 82366

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
GD-QUINAPRIL GENMED A DIVISION OF PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 62050
VOLTAREN SR NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 100MG Updated Report 2019-04-23 80298
RANITIDINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 150MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 76211
ATORVASTATIN-10 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 70938
ATENOLOL SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 70935