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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
MAXALT RPD ORGANON CANADA INC. Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 145497
ODAN-SODIUM POLYSTYRENE SULFONATE ODAN LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 103222
ERTAPENEM FOR INJECTION JUNO PHARMACEUTICALS CORP. Actual shortage 1G Updated Report 2021-09-21 143507
HEPARIN SOD AND 0.9% SOD CHLORIDE INJ BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 2UNIT 9MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 141925
SANDOZ RIZATRIPTAN ODT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 144220
LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 133451
LOVENOX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 136137
SANDOZ OMEPRAZOLE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 145904
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM FOR INJECTION SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 145907
SANDOZ PERINDOPRIL ERBUMINE/ INDAPAMIDE HD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 2.5MG 8MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 145911

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ALIMTA ELI LILLY CANADA INC Discontinued 500MG Updated Report 2021-09-18 136207
GLYXAMBI BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE To be discontinued 5MG 25MG Updated Report 2021-09-17 139877
VALSARTAN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Discontinued 40MG New Report 2021-09-09 145415
ATROPINE SULFATE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 0.5MG Updated Report 2021-09-08 145250
DOXORUBICIN PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2021-09-07 145256