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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
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2021-10-22 144789
POTASSIUM PHOSPHATES INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 236MG 224MG Updated Report 2021-10-22 146596
DIFLUCAN PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 2MG Updated Report 2021-10-22 144626
FAMOTIDINE OMEGA -(WITH PRESERVATIVE,BENZYL ALCOHOL) OMEGA LABORATORIES LIMITED Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2021-10-22 145133
INTRALIPID 20% FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 20% Updated Report 2021-10-22 145481
COZAAR ORGANON CANADA INC. Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2021-10-22 147781
MINT-LOSARTAN/HCTZ DS MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 25.0MG 100.0MG Updated Report 2021-10-21 147790
MINT-LOSARTAN/HCTZ MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 100MG Updated Report 2021-10-21 147787
MINT-LOSARTAN/HCTZ MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 50MG Updated Report 2021-10-21 147784
COZAAR ORGANON CANADA INC. Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2021-10-21 147580

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
CHOLEDYL EXPECTORANT ELIXIR ERFA CANADA 2012 INC Discontinued 50MG 100MG Updated Report 2021-10-20 147555
PMS-NIFEDIPINE ER PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 60MG New Report 2021-10-15 147393
PMS-NIFEDIPINE ER PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 30MG New Report 2021-10-15 147388
PMS-GALANTAMINE ER PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 24MG New Report 2021-10-15 147352
PMS-GALANTAMINE ER PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 24MG New Report 2021-10-15 147347