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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
NUCYNTA EXTENDED-RELEASE ENDO VENTURES LTD Anticipated shortage 250MG New Report 2019-12-11 101052
PIPERACILLIN AND TAZOBACTAM FOR INJECTION STERIMAX INC Anticipated shortage 2.00G 0.25G Updated Report 2019-12-11 101048
CALCITRIOL INJECTION USP STERIMAX INC Actual shortage 1MCG Updated Report 2019-12-11 89647
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL FOR INJECTION USP STERIMAX INC Resolved 500MG Updated Report 2019-12-11 98110
STERILE WATER INJ OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Anticipated shortage 100% New Report 2019-12-11 101041
CHARAC-50 OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 50G Updated Report 2019-12-11 95459
CHARAC-25 OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 222MG Updated Report 2019-12-11 91233
PLENDIL 2.5 MG ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Actual shortage 2.5MG Updated Report 2019-12-11 94601
COTAZYM ECS 20 MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 100000UNIT 100000UNIT 25000UNIT Updated Report 2019-12-11 100542
ALTACE HCT VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 25.0MG 10.0MG Updated Report 2019-12-11 101030

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
CIPRO BAYER INC To be discontinued 500MG Updated Report 2019-12-11 96049
DEMEROL SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-12-11 98380
TUSSIONEX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 5MG 10MG Updated Report 2019-12-11 98368
PLAVIX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 300MG New Report 2019-12-11 100941
DIABETA SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 5MG New Report 2019-12-11 100938
DIABETA SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 2.5MG New Report 2019-12-11 100935
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 10MCG New Report 2019-12-10 100907
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 20MCG New Report 2019-12-10 100904
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 20MG New Report 2019-12-09 100547
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 30MG New Report 2019-12-09 100540
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