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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-VARENICLINE APOTEX INC Resolved 0.5MG 1MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 133394
APO-HYDROMORPHONE APOTEX INC Resolved 8MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 131163
AURO-LOSARTAN HCT AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 100MG 25MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 126441
AURO-RAMIPRIL AURO PHARMA INC Resolved 2.5MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 112887
AURO-GABAPENTIN AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 131985
AURO-RAMIPRIL AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 128803
AURO-FLUOXETINE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 133838
AURO-FLUOXETINE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 133835
VAQTA MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 50UNIT Updated Report 2021-03-01 134858
PNEUMOVAX 23 MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG Updated Report 2021-03-01 118335
PNEUMOVAX 23 MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG Updated Report 2021-03-01 93984
PMS-DEXAMETHASONE SOD PHOSPHATE INJ 10MG/ML PHARMASCIENCE INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 132436
20% PROSOL BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 1.44G 1.35G 1.18G 1.08G 1.08G 1G 0.98G 0.76G 0.32G 2.76G 2.06G 1.96G 1.34G 1.02G 1.02G 0.6G 0.05G Updated Report 2021-03-01 132584
APO-CABERGOLINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 41136
XYLOCAINE 2% ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 132070
MAR-AZITHROMYCIN MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 111595
JENTADUETO BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Resolved 2.5MG 500MG Updated Report 2021-02-27 124837
STATEX TABLET 25MG PALADIN LABS INC. Resolved 25MG Updated Report 2021-02-27 130446
TWYNSTA BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Resolved 80MG 5MG Updated Report 2021-02-27 131367
ELETRIPTAN PRO DOC LIMITEE Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2021-02-27 121563

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
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
INTRON A MERCK CANADA INC To be discontinued 10000000UNIT Updated Report 2021-02-25 92460
LYNPARZA ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Discontinued 50MG New Report 2021-02-25 134652