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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
PRAVASTATIN SANIS HEALTH INC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2020-02-19 96871
SUPREFACT SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2020-02-19 104798
AMOXICILLIN SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-02-19 103704
MINIMS PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 0.5% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2020-02-19 104139
COTAZYM ECS 8 MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 42000UNIT 45000UNIT 10800UNIT Updated Report 2020-02-19 106446
JAMP-ZOLMITRIPTAN ODT JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-02-18 35451
JAMP-TOPIRAMATE JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Resolved 200MG Updated Report 2020-02-18 100722
JAMP-TERBINAFINE JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-02-18 4818
JAMP-ROPINIROLE JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 2.0MG Updated Report 2020-02-18 100702
APO-FROVATRIPTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-02-18 80264

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
LORAZEPAM INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2020-02-15 106265
EPTIFIBATIDE INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued New Report 2020-02-13 106176
LINEZOLID INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued New Report 2020-02-13 106173
EPTIFIBATIDE INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued New Report 2020-02-13 106170
TEVA-HYDROMORPHONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 8MG New Report 2020-02-13 106167