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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
ZESTORETIC ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Resolved 25MG 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-18 101520
REPAGLINIDE PRO DOC LIMITEE Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2020-01-18 102499
PROPOFOL BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-01-18 103474
NORVASC TAB 10MG PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-01-18 77476
M-M-R II MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 5000UNIT 1000UNIT 1000UNIT Updated Report 2020-01-18 103430
5% DEXTROSE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 5G Updated Report 2020-01-18 103477
CIPRALEX -20MG LUNDBECK CANADA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 103600
STALEVO NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 200MG 12.5MG 50MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 101765
LOPRESOR SR 200 MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 94696
TEVA-TOBRAMYCIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 60MG New Report 2020-01-17 103593

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 10MCG Updated Report 2020-01-17 100907
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 20MCG Updated Report 2020-01-17 100904
ZYVOXAM 600 MG PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 600MG New Report 2020-01-17 103480
COMBIVENT UDV BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Discontinued 0.2MG 1.0MG Updated Report 2020-01-15 84465
RHINOCORT TURBUHALER 100 MCG/DOSE ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC To be discontinued 100MCG Updated Report 2020-01-15 95737
LIORESAL TAB 10MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-01-10 103078
LIORESAL D.S. TAB 20MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 20MG New Report 2020-01-10 103075
TRI-CYCLEN TABLETS - 28-DAY JANSSEN INC To be discontinued 0.035MG 0.035MG 0.035MG 0.18MG 0.215MG 0.25MG Updated Report 2020-01-10 92257
MICRONOR TABLETS 28-DAY JANSSEN INC To be discontinued 0.35MG Updated Report 2020-01-10 101817
AVELOX I.V. BAYER INC To be discontinued 400MG Updated Report 2020-01-09 73405