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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.

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Shortage Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
LEUKERAN ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Actual shortage 2MG Updated Report 2020-07-07 111183
MYLAN-CINACALCET MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 60MG Updated Report 2020-07-07 111282
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2020-07-07 112475
CIPRO XL BAYER INC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2020-07-07 97989
AURO-SIMVASTATIN AURO PHARMA INC Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-06 118426
AURO-CLOPIDOGREL AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2020-07-06 110191
AMIODARONE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Anticipated shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-07-06 119581
AURO-ELETRIPTAN AURO PHARMA INC Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-06 118399
AURO-ELETRIPTAN AURO PHARMA INC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-06 118402
AURO-CINACALCET AURO PHARMA INC Resolved 30MG Updated Report 2020-07-06 118379

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TRAMADOL/ACET SANIS HEALTH INC Discontinued 325MG 37.5MG Updated Report 2020-07-07 111524
AVELOX I.V. BAYER INC To be discontinued 400MG Updated Report 2020-06-30 73405
HUMIRA ABBVIE CORPORATION To be discontinued 40MG New Report 2020-06-29 119141
COUMADIN TAB 6 MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA To be discontinued 6MG Updated Report 2020-06-22 112600
COUMADIN TAB 5MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA To be discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2020-06-22 112593