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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
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG 40MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 78424
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 83846
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 83356
METRONIDAZOLE 5MG/ML INJECTION BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 86984
PRO-HYDROXYQUINE - 200 PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 81265
PRO-FENO-SUPER - 100 PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 81262
TRICIRA LO APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.180MG 0.215MG 0.250MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 80931
PRIVA-CITALOPRAM PHARMAPAR INC Anticipated shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 86570
DIOFLUOR STRIPS DIOPTIC PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 11479
MYLAN-BECLO AQ MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 50MCG New Report 2019-06-25 87466

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
PRO-FENO-SUPER - 100 PRO DOC LIMITEE To be discontinued 100MG New Report 2019-06-25 87484
PRO-HYDROXYQUINE - 200 PRO DOC LIMITEE To be discontinued 200MG New Report 2019-06-25 87481
NAPROXEN-NA PRO DOC LIMITEE Reversed 275MG Updated Report 2019-06-25 56681
PAROXETINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2019-06-21 76230
ATORVASTATIN-40 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 40MG Updated Report 2019-06-21 70944
TIGECYCLINE APOTEX INC To be discontinued 50MG New Report 2019-06-21 87218
PRO-NAPROXEN EC - 375 PRO DOC LIMITEE To be discontinued 375MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 84067
APO-GEMFIBROZIL CAP 300MG USP APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86557
APO-EXEMESTANE APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86552
APO-CIPROFLOX APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86547