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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
RAN-PREGABALIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Resolved 300MG Updated Report 2020-05-27 108180
SODIUM CHLORIDE 0.9% INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 900MG Updated Report 2020-05-27 112614
OXEZE TURBUHALER ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Resolved 6MCG Updated Report 2020-05-27 114261
MICARDIS PLUS BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Actual shortage 80MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-05-27 111480
DEXAMETHASONE-OMEGA OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2020-05-26 109776
DEXAMETHASONE-OMEGA OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2020-05-26 109779
PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP 1% OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-05-26 113825
TRANEXAMIC ACID INJECTION OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-05-26 113831
SOFRACORT SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 5MG 0.5MG 0.05MG Updated Report 2020-05-26 111384
AZACITIDINE FOR INJECTION DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD Anticipated shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-05-26 111352

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
RAN-PREGABALIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 300MG New Report 2020-05-27 115811
RAN-LISINOPRIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-05-27 115806
RAN-LISINOPRIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 5MG New Report 2020-05-27 115803
BELSOMRA MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 20MG New Report 2020-05-15 115276
BELSOMRA MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 15MG New Report 2020-05-15 115273