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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
APO-TAMOX TAB 20MG APOTEX INC Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 84154
MAR-ATORVASTATIN MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 98775
PRADAXA BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 99980
NUCYNTA EXTENDED-RELEASE ENDO VENTURES LTD Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-12-08 98383
PRED FORTE ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 1% Updated Report 2019-12-08 100503
PROCTOSEDYL APTALIS PHARMA CANADA ULC Actual shortage 5MG 10MG 5MG 10MG New Report 2019-12-07 100518
SULCRATE APTALIS PHARMA CANADA ULC Actual shortage 1G New Report 2019-12-07 100515
CORTENEMA APTALIS PHARMA CANADA ULC Actual shortage 100MG New Report 2019-12-07 100512
ACUVAIL ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.45% New Report 2019-12-07 100509
OCUFLOX ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.3% New Report 2019-12-07 100506
ALPHAGAN P ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.15% Updated Report 2019-12-07 100498
ZENHALE MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 5MCG 200MCG Updated Report 2019-12-07 95790
LUPRON DEPOT ABBVIE CORPORATION Resolved 3.75MG Updated Report 2019-12-07 99564
LUPRON DEPOT ABBVIE CORPORATION Resolved 22.5MG Updated Report 2019-12-07 99576
LUPRON DEPOT ABBVIE CORPORATION Resolved 30MG Updated Report 2019-12-07 99579
LUPRON DEPOT ABBVIE CORPORATION Resolved 11.25MG Updated Report 2019-12-07 99582
APO-TAMOX TAB 10MG APOTEX INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2019-12-07 92035
GD-TRANEXAMIC ACID GENMED A DIVISION OF PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-12-07 98089
CANDESARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 16MG Updated Report 2019-12-07 99480
BUPROPION SR SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-12-07 99541

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
APO-LAMIVUDINE HBV APOTEX INC To be discontinued 100MG New Report 2019-12-06 60563
KEYTRUDA MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-12-06 72658
BICALUTAMIDE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-11-30 86431
DIANEAL PD4 CAPD SOLUTION WITH 1.5% DEXTROSE AND 2.5MEQ/L CALCIUM BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 448MG 1.5G 5.08MG 18.3MG 538MG Updated Report 2019-11-27 91388
RAN-TADALAFIL RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 2.5MG New Report 2019-11-26 99760
RAN-METFORMIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 850MG New Report 2019-11-26 99755
RAN-METFORMIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 500MG New Report 2019-11-26 99750
EFFIENT ELI LILLY CANADA INC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2019-11-26 99698
APO-IMIQUIMOD APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-11-26 99672
APO HYDRO TAB 100MG APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-11-26 99653