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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
VIRACEPT PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 625MG Updated Report 2019-07-17 59608
XANAX TAB 1MG PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-07-17 87576
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 7.46MG Updated Report 2019-07-17 89426
MYLAN-MIRTAZAPINE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 15MG Updated Report 2019-07-17 85061
MAR-ANASTROZOLE MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2019-07-17 87139
MYLAN-NAPROXEN/ESOMEPRAZOLE MR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 20MG 500MG Updated Report 2019-07-17 87460
CREON MINIMICROSPHERES 25 BGP PHARMA ULC Resolved 25500UNIT 1600UNIT 25000UNIT Updated Report 2019-07-17 88310
CLARUS MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2019-07-17 88979
METRONIDAZOLE 5MG/ML INJECTION BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-07-17 89429
MYLAN-BUPROPION XL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-07-17 89459

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
RAN-FENTANYL MATRIX PATCH RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 100MCG New Report 2019-07-15 89253
RAN-FENTANYL MATRIX PATCH RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 25MCG New Report 2019-07-15 89250
RAN-METFORMIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 500MG New Report 2019-07-15 89247
APO-CLINDAMYCIN APOTEX INC Discontinued 300MG Updated Report 2019-07-13 60399
APO-DILTIAZ APOTEX INC Discontinued 30MG Updated Report 2019-07-13 60429