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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
CARBOPLATIN INJECTION BP PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-12-10 100910
PRIVA-TRAMADOL/ACET PHARMAPAR INC Actual shortage 37.5MG 325MG New Report 2019-12-10 100901
PRIVA-QUETIAPINE PHARMAPAR INC Actual shortage 25MG New Report 2019-12-10 100898
PRIVA-GABAPENTIN PHARMAPAR INC Actual shortage 300MG New Report 2019-12-10 100895
PRIVA-ESCITALOPRAM PHARMAPAR INC Actual shortage 20MG New Report 2019-12-10 100892
PRIVA-CITALOPRAM PHARMAPAR INC Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2019-12-10 100889
PRIVA-CIPROFLOXACIN PHARMAPAR INC Actual shortage 500MG New Report 2019-12-10 100886
PRIVA-CELECOXIB PHARMAPAR INC Actual shortage 200MG New Report 2019-12-10 100883
SANDOZ HYDROCORTISONE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 2.5% New Report 2019-12-10 100880
CYANOCOBALAMIN INJECTION USP TELIGENT OU Actual shortage 1000MCG Updated Report 2019-12-10 95366

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 10MCG New Report 2019-12-10 100907
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 20MCG New Report 2019-12-10 100904
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 20MG New Report 2019-12-09 100547
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 30MG New Report 2019-12-09 100540
APO-LAMIVUDINE HBV APOTEX INC To be discontinued 100MG New Report 2019-12-06 60563