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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
LABETALOL HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-04-03 109800
LOTRIDERM CREAM MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 0.05% 1% Updated Report 2020-04-03 109823
CYESTRA-35 PALADIN LABS INC Resolved 0.035MG 2MG Updated Report 2020-04-03 107179
CANDESARTAN/HCTZ SANIS HEALTH INC Resolved 12.5MG 16MG Updated Report 2020-04-03 109442
IFEX BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 3G Updated Report 2020-04-03 110477
ESOMEPRAZOLE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-04-03 110514
TEVA-MORPHINE SR TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 100MG New Report 2020-04-02 110725
TEVA-MORPHINE SR TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 60MG New Report 2020-04-02 110722
TEVA-MORPHINE SR TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 30MG New Report 2020-04-02 110719
TEVA-MORPHINE SR TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 30MG New Report 2020-04-02 110716

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
CIPRO BAYER INC To be discontinued 500MG Updated Report 2020-04-02 96049
SANDOZ DILTIAZEM T SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2020-04-01 110324
ZERIT - CAP 15MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 15MG Updated Report 2020-04-01 55453
POLYTOPIC SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 500UNIT 10000UNIT New Report 2020-04-01 110309
ZERIT - CAP 20MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2020-04-01 55456
ZERIT - CAP 30MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 30MG Updated Report 2020-04-01 55459
ZERIT - CAP 40MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 40MG Updated Report 2020-04-01 55462
VIDEX EC BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 125MG Updated Report 2020-04-01 55440
VIDEX EC BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 200MG Updated Report 2020-04-01 55443
VIDEX EC BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 250MG Updated Report 2020-04-01 55446
VIDEX EC BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 400MG Updated Report 2020-04-01 55449
BRETYLIUM TOSYLATE INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2020-04-01 110288
DIANEAL PD4 CAPD SOLUTION WITH 2.5% DEXTROSE AND 2.5MEQ/L CALCIUM BAXTER CORPORATION Discontinued 448MG 2.5G 5.08MG 18.3MG 538MG Updated Report 2020-04-01 91392
DIANEAL PD 101 CAPD SOLUTION W 1.5% DEXTROSE BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 392MG 1.5G 15.2MG 23.9MG 567MG New Report 2020-03-31 91395
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 20MCG Updated Report 2020-03-31 100904
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 10MCG Updated Report 2020-03-31 100907
AVELOX I.V. BAYER INC To be discontinued 400MG Updated Report 2020-03-30 73405
DIPROSALIC MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 0.5MG 20MG Updated Report 2020-03-26 109401
DEMEROL SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2020-03-24 98380
TUSSIONEX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 5MG 10MG Updated Report 2020-03-24 98368