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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
PRO-LISINOPRIL - 10 PRO DOC LIMITEE Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2021-03-02 134986
ESOMEPRAZOLE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 121840
ESOMEPRAZOLE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 114022
AVALIDE SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 150MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 132678
AVAPRO SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 75MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 134199
QUELICIN PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 127893
DALACIN C PHOSPHATE PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 134278
LORAZEPAM INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 127901
HYDROMORPH CONTIN PURDUE PHARMA Resolved 9MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 134480
NALCROM SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 134957

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
INTRON A MERCK CANADA INC To be discontinued 10000000UNIT Updated Report 2021-03-02 92451
DDAVP RHINYLE FERRING INC Discontinued 0.1MG Updated Report 2021-03-02 132472
PMS-SULFASALAZINE-E.C. TAB 500MG PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 500MG New Report 2021-03-01 134853
ABILIFY OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 129984
INTRON A MERCK CANADA INC To be discontinued 6000000UNIT Updated Report 2021-02-25 92457
INTRON A MERCK CANADA INC To be discontinued 10000000UNIT Updated Report 2021-02-25 92460
LYNPARZA ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Discontinued 50MG New Report 2021-02-25 134652
DIANEAL PD 101 CAPD SOLUTION W 1.5% DEXTROSE BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 392MG 1.5G 15.2MG 23.9MG 567MG Updated Report 2021-02-24 91395
FLUZONE HIGH-DOSE SANOFI PASTEUR LIMITED To be discontinued 60MCG 60MCG 60MCG New Report 2021-02-22 134564
STATEX-SUPPOSITORIES 10MG PALADIN LABS INC. Discontinued 10MG New Report 2021-02-17 134294
RIFADIN SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 300MG New Report 2021-02-16 134218
RIFADIN SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 150MG New Report 2021-02-16 134215
TEVA-MIRTAZAPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 30MG New Report 2021-02-12 133908
TEVA-RISEDRONATE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 150MG New Report 2021-02-12 133905
TEVA-LOSARTAN/HCTZ TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 50.0MG 12.5MG New Report 2021-02-12 133902
TEVA-LOSARTAN/HCTZ TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 100MG 25MG New Report 2021-02-12 133899
TEVA-LOSARTAN/HCTZ TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 100MG 12.5MG New Report 2021-02-12 133896
TEVA-PANTOPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 40MG New Report 2021-02-12 133891
CEFTRIAXONE SODIUM FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 1G New Report 2021-02-12 133886
ACT CELECOXIB TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 100MG New Report 2021-02-12 133880