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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
OMNISCAN GE HEALTHCARE CANADA INC Resolved 287MG Updated Report 2021-10-19 145500
OMNISCAN GE HEALTHCARE CANADA INC Resolved 287MG Updated Report 2021-10-19 146634
OXY.IR PURDUE PHARMA Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2021-10-19 147153
CREON MINIMICROSPHERES 25 BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 1600UNIT 25500UNIT 25000UNIT Updated Report 2021-10-19 146993
ATROPINE SULFATE INJECTION BIOSYENT PHARMA INC Resolved 0.5MG Updated Report 2021-10-18 146183
ANASTROZOLE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2021-10-18 143384
PRO-AMOX-250 PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2021-10-18 146579
CARDIOLITE LANTHEUS MI CANADA INC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2021-10-18 142747
APRESOLINE STERIMAX INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-10-18 91935
APO-TIMOP APOTEX INC Anticipated shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2021-10-18 130810

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
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
PMS-GALANTAMINE ER PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 16MG New Report 2021-10-15 147344