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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