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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.

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Shortage Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
MYLAN-PROPAFENONE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 150MG New Report 2020-10-28 127323
MYLAN-BUPROPION XL MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 150MG Updated Report 2020-10-28 125767
RIMSO-50 MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 500MG Updated Report 2020-10-28 120533
TEVETEN PLUS BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 600MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-10-28 125760
TEVETEN BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 600MG Updated Report 2020-10-28 125757
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 125MCG New Report 2020-10-28 127312
AURO-QUINAPRIL HCTZ AURO PHARMA INC Resolved 20MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-10-28 125235
JENTADUETO BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Actual shortage 2.5MG 1000MG Updated Report 2020-10-28 127195
ALPHAGAN ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.2% Updated Report 2020-10-28 127038
APO-ZOLPIDEM ODT APOTEX INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 125369

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TEVA-AMITRIPTYLINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2020-10-24 126900
TEVA-AMITRIPTYLINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2020-10-24 126903
EPIRUBICIN FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2020-10-24 126906
ODAN-METHADONE ODAN LABORATORIES LTD Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2020-10-23 126848
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 1MG New Report 2020-10-19 126640
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Reversed 5MG Updated Report 2020-10-19 125902
ACT NABILONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 0.5MG New Report 2020-10-15 126452
TEVA-QUININE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 200MG Updated Report 2020-10-09 125976
TEVA-CEPHALEXIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 500MG Updated Report 2020-10-09 125979
TEVA-CEPHALEXIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 250MG Updated Report 2020-10-09 125982
SELECTBAG ONE (AX050G) BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 44.1G 20.3G 36G 220G New Report 2020-10-08 125971
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2020-10-08 125896
SELECTBAG ONE (AX275G) BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 36.0G 220.0G 51.5G 29.8G 20.3G Updated Report 2020-10-07 125887
SELECTBAG ONE (AX2525G) BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 36.8G 37.3G 20.3G 36.0G 220.0G Updated Report 2020-10-07 125880
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 5MG New Report 2020-10-07 125899
PMS-SOLIFENACIN PHARMASCIENCE INC Reversed 5MG Updated Report 2020-10-06 117915
FIBRISTAL ALLERGAN INC Discontinued 5MG New Report 2020-10-06 125735
LARTRUVO ELI LILLY CANADA INC Discontinued 190MG Updated Report 2020-10-05 124196
PRINIVIL MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2020-10-01 109313
5% DEXTROSE AND 0.45% SODIUM CHLORIDE ICU MEDICAL CANADA INC Discontinued 50MG 4.5MG New Report 2020-09-30 125354