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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
XYLOCAINE 2% ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-08-12 121691
FEIBA NF SHIRE PHARMA CANADA ULC Actual shortage 3250UNIT Updated Report 2020-08-12 122033
MARCAINE E PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 5.0MG 9.1MCG Updated Report 2020-08-11 105225
MAR-DILTIAZEM CD MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Anticipated shortage 180MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 121398
MAR-DILTIAZEM CD MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Anticipated shortage 120MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 121393
TAZORAC ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.1% Updated Report 2020-08-11 118029
SIMVASTATIN-80 PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 122000
PROCTOFOAM HC DUCHESNAY INC Resolved 1% 1% Updated Report 2020-08-11 18028
MAR-RANITIDINE MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 300MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 103929
SIMVASTATIN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 120594

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
COUMADIN TAB 5MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 112593
LOZIDE SERVIER CANADA INC Discontinued 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 120923
LOZIDE SERVIER CANADA INC Discontinued 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 120920
ORAP AA PHARMA INC Discontinued 4MG New Report 2020-08-06 121837
ORAP AA PHARMA INC Discontinued 2MG New Report 2020-08-06 121834
KETOPROFEN AA PHARMA INC Discontinued 50MG New Report 2020-08-06 121831
IPRAVENT AA PHARMA INC Discontinued 21MCG New Report 2020-08-06 121828
ERYTHRO-ES AA PHARMA INC Discontinued 600MG New Report 2020-08-06 121825
NOVAHISTINE DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 10MG 1.7MG Updated Report 2020-08-04 98377
NOVAHISTEX DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 20MG 5MG Updated Report 2020-08-04 98371
NOVAHISTEX DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 20MG 5MG Updated Report 2020-08-04 98374
DIABETA SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2020-08-04 100938
DIABETA SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-08-04 100935
PRINIVIL MERCK CANADA INC To be discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2020-08-03 109308
PUREGON MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 100UNIT Updated Report 2020-08-01 104641
ASACOL ALLERGAN INC Discontinued 400MG New Report 2020-07-31 121616
AVANDIA GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2020-07-31 113311
LEVITRA BAYER INC To be discontinued 5MG New Report 2020-07-31 121585
MITOXANTRONE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2020-07-31 121379
APO-DIPYRIDAMOLE-FC TAB 25MG APOTEX INC Discontinued 25MG Updated Report 2020-07-30 101888