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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
SINEMET 100/25 MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG 100MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 57126
TEVA-LISINOPRIL/HCTZ (TYPE Z) TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 20MG 25MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 127625
TEVA-LISINOPRIL/HCTZ (TYPE Z) TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 10MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 114427
TOBREX NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 0.3% Updated Report 2020-12-03 123888
ACT RALOXIFENE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 60MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 126516
TEVA-DILTIAZEM CD TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 180MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 129512
RATIO-TOPISALIC TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 0.5MG 20MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 129042
TEVA-AZATHIOPRINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 50MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 123720
TEVA-OMEPRAZOLE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 122214
TEVA-NYSTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 100000UNIT Updated Report 2020-12-03 104914

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
LIVOSTIN SUS NAS 0.5MG/ML JANSSEN INC To be discontinued 0.05MG Updated Report 2020-12-03 117970
PRAVACHOL BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2020-12-02 129131
PRAVACHOL BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 40MG Updated Report 2020-12-02 129134
PRAVACHOL BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 68392
PRAVACHOL BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 40MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 68395