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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
SODIUM PHOSPHATES INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 276MG 268MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 133557
M-PRAVASTATIN MANTRA PHARMA INC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 136476
M-ESCITALOPRAM MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 123492
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 127453
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 127450
SALAZOPYRIN EN-TABS 500 MG PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 500MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 135852
DENTICARE CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE ORAL RINSE 0.12% AMD MEDICOM INC Actual shortage 0.12% Updated Report 2021-04-16 134122
MEPRON GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 750MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 137630
SENSORCAINE WITH EPINEPHRINE ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Actual shortage 5MCG 2.5MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 136141
XYLOCAINE 2% ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Anticipated shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-04-16 137624

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
DENTICARE PRO-FREEZE AMD MEDICOM INC Discontinued 18% 2% New Report 2021-04-16 137637
ZOLEDRONIC ACID FOR INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 4MG New Report 2021-04-16 137600
PHARMA-RAMIPRIL PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 10MG New Report 2021-04-16 137572
ARICEPT RDT PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2021-04-14 137468
ARICEPT RDT PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 5MG New Report 2021-04-14 137465