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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.

A discontinuation 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, permanently ceases the sale of 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
LOVENOX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2021-12-03 138203
AZACITIDINE FOR INJECTION DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-12-03 150316
FOQUEST ELVIUM LIFE SCIENCES Actual shortage 35MG Updated Report 2021-12-03 150348
COSOPT ELVIUM LIFE SCIENCES Actual shortage 5MG 20MG Updated Report 2021-12-03 150351
CODEINE CONTIN 50MG CONTROLLED RELEASE TAB PURDUE PHARMA Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2021-12-03 150354
MS.IR PURDUE PHARMA Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2021-12-03 150361
VYVANSE TAKEDA CANADA INC Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2021-12-02 150423
VYVANSE TAKEDA CANADA INC Actual shortage 60MG New Report 2021-12-02 150420
VYVANSE TAKEDA CANADA INC Actual shortage 30MG New Report 2021-12-02 150417
VYVANSE TAKEDA CANADA INC Actual shortage 40MG New Report 2021-12-02 150414

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
BLEPHAMIDE ALLERGAN INC To be discontinued 0.2% 10% New Report 2021-12-02 150359
TAZORAC ALLERGAN INC Discontinued 0.05% Updated Report 2021-11-27 149997
TARO-WARFARIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 3MG New Report 2021-11-26 150097
TARO-WARFARIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 2.5MG New Report 2021-11-26 150094
ANDRODERM ALLERGAN INC Discontinued 5MG New Report 2021-11-26 150081