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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.

A discontinuation 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, permanently ceases the sale of 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
TARO-VALSARTAN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Resolved 160MG Updated Report 2021-11-27 143590
VANCOMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE FOR INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 5G Updated Report 2021-11-27 149594
PDP-DESONIDE PENDOPHARM DIVISION OF PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2021-11-27 150021
PROTAMINE SULFATE INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-11-27 150090
BETADERM CRM 0.1% TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 0.1% New Report 2021-11-26 150084
PROTAMINE SULFATE INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 145966
TARO-ATENOLOL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Resolved 25MG Updated Report 2021-11-26 144555
TARO-BUPROPION XL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 300MG New Report 2021-11-26 150071
TARO-BUPROPION XL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 300MG New Report 2021-11-26 150068
TARO-BUPROPION XL SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 150MG New Report 2021-11-26 150065

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TAZORAC ALLERGAN INC Discontinued 0.05% Updated Report 2021-11-27 149997
TARO-WARFARIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 3MG New Report 2021-11-26 150097
TARO-WARFARIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 2.5MG New Report 2021-11-26 150094
ANDRODERM ALLERGAN INC Discontinued 5MG New Report 2021-11-26 150081
TARO-VALSARTAN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Discontinued 160MG New Report 2021-11-26 150074