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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
LOVASTATIN SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-05-15 103759
DELATESTRYL BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2021-05-15 134792
CELESTONE SOLUSPAN ORGANON CANADA INC. Resolved 3MG 3MG Updated Report 2021-05-15 136690
MAXALT RPD MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2021-05-15 137105
LOVENOX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 60MG Updated Report 2021-05-15 138194
LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE AND EPINEPHRINE INJECTION USP TELIGENT OU Actual shortage 0.01MG 20MG Updated Report 2021-05-15 139438
ROSUVASTATIN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-05-15 139440
METOCLOPRAMIDE OMEGA OMEGA LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2021-05-15 139452
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 127453
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 127450

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
SANDOZ DILTIAZEM CD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 240MG New Report 2021-05-14 139358
SANDOZ DILTIAZEM CD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 180MG New Report 2021-05-14 139351
STATEX SUPPOSITORIES 5MG PALADIN LABS INC. Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2021-05-14 139317
SANDOZ DILTIAZEM CD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 300MG New Report 2021-05-13 139336
SANDOZ DILTIAZEM CD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 120MG New Report 2021-05-13 139331