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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
TERBINAFINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2019-11-15 90687
0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 900MG Updated Report 2019-11-15 98688
GENOTROPIN PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 5.3MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 98766
RILUTEK SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 98763
PROCTODAN-HC SUPPOSITORIES ODAN LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 20MG 10MG 10MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 96265
PHARMA-AMLODIPINE PHARMASCIENCE INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2019-11-14 88031
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 100MG New Report 2019-11-14 98756
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 100MG New Report 2019-11-14 98753
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 50MG New Report 2019-11-14 98750
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 50MG New Report 2019-11-14 98747

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
EMCYT PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 140MG New Report 2019-11-12 98547
DEMEROL SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 50MG New Report 2019-11-11 98380
NOVAHISTINE DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 10MG 1.7MG New Report 2019-11-11 98377
NOVAHISTEX DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 20MG 5MG New Report 2019-11-11 98374
NOVAHISTEX DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC To be discontinued 20MG 5MG New Report 2019-11-11 98371