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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
PROCTODAN-HC SUPPOSITORIES ODAN LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 20MG 10MG 10MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 96265
PHARMA-AMLODIPINE PHARMASCIENCE INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 88031
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 100MG New Report 2019-11-14 98756
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 100MG New Report 2019-11-14 98753
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 50MG New Report 2019-11-14 98750
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 50MG New Report 2019-11-14 98747
RATIO-TOPISALIC TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 0.5MG 20MG New Report 2019-11-14 98744
TEVA-TECNAL C 1/4 TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 330MG 50MG 15MG 40MG New Report 2019-11-14 98741
TEVA-TADALAFIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG New Report 2019-11-14 98738
PHARMA-AMLODIPINE PHARMASCIENCE INC Resolved 2.5MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 88028

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
EMCYT PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 140MG New Report 2019-11-12 98547
DEMEROL SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 50MG New Report 2019-11-11 98380
NOVAHISTINE DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 10MG 1.7MG New Report 2019-11-11 98377
NOVAHISTEX DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 20MG 5MG New Report 2019-11-11 98374
NOVAHISTEX DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 20MG 5MG New Report 2019-11-11 98371