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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.

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Shortage Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
MAR-ATORVASTATIN MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 20MG New Report 2019-11-15 98775
COZAAR MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2019-11-15 95782
TELMISARTAN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-11-15 97229
TERBINAFINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2019-11-15 90687
0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 900MG Updated Report 2019-11-15 98688
GENOTROPIN PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 5.3MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 98766
RILUTEK SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 98763
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

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
TUSSIONEX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 5MG 10MG New Report 2019-11-11 98368
APO-CLINDAMYCIN APOTEX INC Discontinued 150MG New Report 2019-11-11 98363
VOLTAREN OPHTHA NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Discontinued 0.1% Updated Report 2019-11-07 93561
GD-AZITHROMYCIN GENMED A DIVISION OF PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 250MG Updated Report 2019-11-06 66945
SEBIVO NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Discontinued 600MG Updated Report 2019-11-06 89042