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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
MINT-PERINDOPRIL MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 95941
OXYTOCIN INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 10UNIT Updated Report 2019-10-21 95607
OXYTOCIN INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 10UNIT Updated Report 2019-10-21 88234
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 82597
VAQTA MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 50UNIT Updated Report 2019-10-21 56191
MINT-LOSARTAN/HCTZ DS MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 25.0MG 100.0MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 80811
MINT-LOSARTAN/HCTZ MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 50MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 74450
MINT-IRBESARTAN/HCTZ MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 25.0MG 300.0MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 80797
MINT-IRBESARTAN/HCTZ MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 150.0MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 80792
TARO-ROSUVASTATIN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2019-10-21 96908

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
VINORELBINE TARTRATE FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2019-10-17 96695
BLUE COLLYRIUM SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96619
BETAJECT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96616
ATRACURIUM BESYLATE INJECTION SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96613
ALFENTANIL INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96610
COMBIVENT UDV BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE To be discontinued 0.2MG 1.0MG Updated Report 2019-10-11 84465
BICALUTAMIDE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-10-11 86431
CIPRO BAYER INC To be discontinued 500MG New Report 2019-10-10 96049
MINT-ROSUVASTATIN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2019-10-10 95897
MINT-ROSUVASTATIN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2019-10-10 95900