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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.

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Shortage Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
FOSAVANCE ORGANON CANADA INC. Resolved 2800UNIT 70MG Updated Report 2021-09-18 144172
FOQUEST ELVIUM LIFE SCIENCES Actual shortage 70MG Updated Report 2021-09-18 145805
CLOPIDOGREL SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2021-09-18 145808
CALCIJECT INJ 100MG/ML OMEGA LABORATORIES LIMITED Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-09-18 145840
TRULICITY ELI LILLY CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 1.5MG Updated Report 2021-09-17 145857
M-PANTOPRAZOLE MANTRA PHARMA INC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2021-09-17 145506
TRULICITY ELI LILLY CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 0.75MG Updated Report 2021-09-17 145853
APO-ESOMEPRAZOLE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-09-17 97037
PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP 1% OMEGA LABORATORIES LIMITED Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2021-09-17 145846
APO-RIZATRIPTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 5MG New Report 2021-09-17 145843

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ALIMTA ELI LILLY CANADA INC Discontinued 500MG Updated Report 2021-09-18 136207
GLYXAMBI BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE To be discontinued 5MG 25MG Updated Report 2021-09-17 139877
VALSARTAN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Discontinued 40MG New Report 2021-09-09 145415
ATROPINE SULFATE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 0.5MG Updated Report 2021-09-08 145250
DOXORUBICIN PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2021-09-07 145256
VIRACEPT PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 625MG New Report 2021-09-03 145167
VIRACEPT -250MG PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 250MG New Report 2021-09-03 145163
TOBRAMYCIN INHALATION SOLUTION SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 300MG New Report 2021-09-02 145015
NEO-MEDROL ACNE LOTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 100MG 2.5MG 2.5MG 50MG Updated Report 2021-09-02 141521
KIDROLASE JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS FRANCE SAS Discontinued 10000UNIT Updated Report 2021-09-01 108355