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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
APO-GABAPENTIN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 400MG New Report 2021-09-17 145837
APO-DONEPEZIL APOTEX INC Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2021-09-17 145834
APO-DESVENLAFAXINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 100MG New Report 2021-09-17 145831
APO-CEFUROXIME APOTEX INC Actual shortage 250MG New Report 2021-09-17 145828
APO-CEFEPIME APOTEX INC Actual shortage 2G New Report 2021-09-17 145822
0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION USP OMEGA LABORATORIES LIMITED Actual shortage 9MG New Report 2021-09-17 145824
APO-ACYCLOVIR - TAB 400MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 400MG New Report 2021-09-17 145818
BENZTROPINE OMEGA OMEGA LABORATORIES LIMITED Actual shortage 1MG New Report 2021-09-17 145816
APO-TIMOP APOTEX INC Anticipated shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2021-09-17 130810
OMNIPAQUE 180 GE HEALTHCARE CANADA INC Resolved 388MG Updated Report 2021-09-17 144584
OCTOSTIM LIQ INJ. 15MCG/ML FERRING INC Resolved 15MCG Updated Report 2021-09-17 136022
MAXALT RPD ORGANON CANADA INC. Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2021-09-17 145497
FAMOTIDINE OMEGA -(WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE) OMEGA LABORATORIES LIMITED Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 144953
TEVA-MORPHINE SR TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 30MG New Report 2021-09-16 145791
TEVA-CEPHALEXIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 500MG New Report 2021-09-16 145786
TEVA-LANSOPRAZOLE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 15MG New Report 2021-09-16 145783
TEVA-5 ASA TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 400MG New Report 2021-09-16 145780
TEVA-ESOMEPRAZOLE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 40MG New Report 2021-09-16 145777
TEVA-CYCLOSPORINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2021-09-16 142902
ACT PIOGLITAZONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 30MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 137905
TEVA-TRIACOMB TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 1MG 100000UNIT 2.5MG 0.25MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 137538
TEVA-TRIACOMB TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 1MG 100000UNIT 2.5MG 0.25MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 135132
ACT PIOGLITAZONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 45MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 108625
TEVA-SUMATRIPTAN DF TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 142201
TEVA-LORAZEPAM TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 0.5MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 144752
TEVA-TOPISONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 0.05% Updated Report 2021-09-16 144721
TEVA-BUPRENORPHINE/NALOXONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 0.5MG 2MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 144704
ACT ENALAPRIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 16MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 136283
ACT ENALAPRIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 8MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 134743
SUCCINYLCHOLINE CHLORIDE INJECTION, USP DR REDDY'S LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 139940
JAMP-METFORMIN JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 500MG New Report 2021-09-16 145750
JAMP-IRBESARTAN JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 96162
JAMP-ZOLEDRONIC ACID JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 137039
SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 234MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 138379
HYDROMORPHONE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 143318
ZOLEDRONIC ACID FOR INJECTION JUNO PHARMACEUTICALS CORP. Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 145708
ESTRAGYN VAGINAL CREAM SEARCHLIGHT PHARMA INC Resolved 0.1% Updated Report 2021-09-16 144057
ABILIFY MAINTENA OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 145172
ABILIFY MAINTENA OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD Actual shortage 400MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 145175
APO-FENO-SUPER AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 160MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 145663

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