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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
APO-VENLAFAXINE XR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 75.0MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 82022
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 78421
PRIVA-AMLODIPINE PHARMAPAR INC Actual shortage 2.5MG New Report 2019-04-25 82441
APO-CLINDAMYCIN APOTEX INC Resolved 300MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 74867
MONTELUKAST SODIUM TABLETS ACCORD HEALTHCARE INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 62913
APO-CICLOPIROX APOTEX INC Actual shortage 8% Updated Report 2019-04-25 66919
DILTIAZEM - CD PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 240MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 69057
DILTIAZEM - CD PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 120MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 68421
DILTIAZEM - CD PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 180MG Updated Report 2019-04-25 80362
ALPRAZOLAM PRO DOC LIMITEE Anticipated shortage 1MG New Report 2019-04-25 82426

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
GD-QUINAPRIL GENMED A DIVISION OF PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2019-04-24 62050
VOLTAREN SR NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 100MG Updated Report 2019-04-23 80298
RANITIDINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 150MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 76211
ATORVASTATIN-10 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 70938
ATENOLOL SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-04-22 70935