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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
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 12.5MG 20MG New Report 2020-03-30 109811
SODIUM CHLORIDE BACTERIOSTATIC INJ OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Resolved 9MG Updated Report 2020-03-30 102686
CISATRACURIUM OMEGA MULTIDOSE OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 2MG Updated Report 2020-03-30 109806
GLYCOPYRROLATE INJECTION MULTIDOSE OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 0.2MG Updated Report 2020-03-30 109803
LABETALOL HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-03-30 109800
GLYCOPYRROLATE INJECTION OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 0.2MG Updated Report 2020-03-30 109797
NEOSTIGMINE OMEGA OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2020-03-30 109794
GLYCOPYRROLATE INJECTION OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 0.2MG Updated Report 2020-03-30 109791
NEOSTIGMINE OMEGA OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2020-03-30 109788
NEOSTIGMINE OMEGA OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2020-03-30 109785

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
AVELOX I.V. BAYER INC To be discontinued 400MG Updated Report 2020-03-30 73405
DIPROSALIC MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 0.5MG 20MG Updated Report 2020-03-26 109401
DEMEROL SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2020-03-24 98380
TUSSIONEX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 5MG 10MG Updated Report 2020-03-24 98368
PRINIVIL MERCK CANADA INC To be discontinued 20MG New Report 2020-03-24 109313