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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
TRAMADOL/ACET SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 37.5MG 325.0MG New Report 2020-01-17 103483
5% DEXTROSE INJECTION, USP BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 5G New Report 2020-01-17 103477
PROPOFOL BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2020-01-17 103474
REPAGLINIDE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 102499
ZESTORETIC ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 101520
TEMODAL MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 102419
M-M-R II MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 5000UNIT 1000UNIT 1000UNIT Updated Report 2020-01-17 103430
IFEX (IFOSFAMIDE) 3 G/VIAL BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 3G Updated Report 2020-01-17 103465
ROFACT BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2020-01-16 93236
ROFACT BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Anticipated shortage 300MG Updated Report 2020-01-16 93246
VINORELBINE INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-01-16 33098
VINORELBINE INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-01-16 33103
CEFUROXIME FOR INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 7.5G Updated Report 2020-01-16 51500
CEFTRIAXONE FOR INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 100G Updated Report 2020-01-16 57919
CEFAZOLIN FOR INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Avoided shortage 10G Updated Report 2020-01-16 12782
SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 234MG New Report 2020-01-16 103446
SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 234MG Updated Report 2020-01-16 91027
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2020-01-16 93924
ROPIVACAINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 2MG Updated Report 2020-01-16 90057
FLUMAZENIL INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 0.1MG Updated Report 2020-01-16 95165

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ZYVOXAM 600 MG PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 600MG New Report 2020-01-17 103480
COMBIVENT UDV BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Discontinued 0.2MG 1.0MG Updated Report 2020-01-15 84465
RHINOCORT TURBUHALER 100 MCG/DOSE ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC To be discontinued 100MCG Updated Report 2020-01-15 95737
LIORESAL TAB 10MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-01-10 103078
LIORESAL D.S. TAB 20MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 20MG New Report 2020-01-10 103075