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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
AVAPRO SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-07-26 139795
APO-VARENICLINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2021-07-26 138992
APO-CEFADROXIL APOTEX INC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2021-07-26 142973
LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE AND EPINEPHRINE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 0.01MG 20MG Updated Report 2021-07-26 140620
SANDOZ CANDESARTAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 4MG Updated Report 2021-07-26 142306
DIFLUCAN PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 2MG Updated Report 2021-07-26 142010
MS.IR PURDUE PHARMA Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2021-07-26 143048
SODIUM PHOSPHATES INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Anticipated shortage 268MG 276MG Updated Report 2021-07-26 143043
SANDOZ SENNA S SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 50MG 8.6MG New Report 2021-07-26 143040
SANDOZ SAXAGLIPTIN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2021-07-26 141299

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ACT DILTIAZEM CD TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 180MG New Report 2021-07-22 142921
ACT DILTIAZEM CD TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 300MG New Report 2021-07-22 142918
ACT DILTIAZEM CD TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 120MG New Report 2021-07-22 142915
ACT RIZATRIPTAN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2021-07-22 142912
CORTENEMA APTALIS PHARMA CANADA ULC To be discontinued 100MG Updated Report 2021-07-21 142328
YOHIMBINE TAB 5.4MG ODAN LABORATORIES LTD Discontinued 5.4MG Updated Report 2021-07-21 142803
CONDYLINE SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 0.5% New Report 2021-07-13 142368
SANDOZ METOPROLOL SR SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 200MG Updated Report 2021-07-09 141940
OCTOSTIM LIQ INJ. 15MCG/ML FERRING INC Reversed 15MCG Updated Report 2021-07-08 138144
NOCDURNA FERRING INC To be discontinued 50MCG New Report 2021-07-08 142013