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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
PROPECIA MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2020-07-12 119358
APO-OLMESARTAN/HCTZ APOTEX INC Resolved 25MG 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-11 54300
APO-OLMESARTAN/HCTZ APOTEX INC Resolved 12.5MG 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-11 69452
APO-OLMESARTAN/HCTZ APOTEX INC Resolved 12.5MG 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-11 70532
MINIMS PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 0.5% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2020-07-11 104139
TEVA-CHLOROQUINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 99447
TEVA-TECNAL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 330MG 50MG 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 92657
APO-OLMESARTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 55287
APO-OLMESARTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 70529
TEVA-NYSTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 100000UNIT Updated Report 2020-07-10 104336

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
COUMADIN TAB 6 MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 6MG Updated Report 2020-07-11 112600
TEVA-NYSTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 100000UNIT New Report 2020-07-10 120056
TEVA-AMLODIPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-07-10 120039
TEVA-AMLODIPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 5MG New Report 2020-07-10 120036
TEVA-PREGABALIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 75MG New Report 2020-07-10 120033
TEVA-TRANDOLAPRIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 4MG New Report 2020-07-10 120030
TEVA-TRANDOLAPRIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 2MG New Report 2020-07-10 120027
TEVA-TRANDOLAPRIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 1MG New Report 2020-07-10 120024
TEVA-TRANDOLAPRIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 0.5MG New Report 2020-07-10 120021
TEVA-RABEPRAZOLE EC TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-07-10 120018
TEVA-RABEPRAZOLE EC TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 20MG New Report 2020-07-10 120015
RATIO-METFORMIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 850MG New Report 2020-07-10 120012
TEVA-LATANOPROST TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 50MCG New Report 2020-07-10 120009
LIORESAL TAB 10MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 103078
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 50MG New Report 2020-07-10 119976
TRANSDERM-NITRO 0.2 NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 0.2MG New Report 2020-07-10 119960
TRANSDERM-NITRO 0.4 NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 0.4MG New Report 2020-07-10 119964
APO-QUETIAPINE APOTEX INC Discontinued 25MG New Report 2020-07-10 119950
TENORETIC 50/25MG TAB ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Discontinued 25MG 50MG Updated Report 2020-07-08 94996
TENORETIC 100/25MG TAB ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Discontinued 25MG 100MG Updated Report 2020-07-08 94999