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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
REKOVELLE FERRING INC Actual shortage 36MCG Updated Report 2020-12-01 101018
REKOVELLE FERRING INC Actual shortage 12MCG Updated Report 2020-12-01 101024
REKOVELLE FERRING INC Actual shortage 72MCG Updated Report 2020-12-01 101003
DURATOCIN FERRING INC Actual shortage 100MCG Updated Report 2020-12-01 129238
ARAVA 20 MG SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 128414
HYDROMORPH CONTIN-CONTROLLED RELEASE CAP - 18MG PURDUE PHARMA Anticipated shortage 18MG New Report 2020-12-01 129224
HYDROMORPH CONTIN-CONTROLLED RELEASE CAP - 18MG PURDUE PHARMA Resolved 18MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 127123
DILAUDID PURDUE PHARMA Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 127120
APO-TADALAFIL APOTEX INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 127376
APO-RAMIPRIL APOTEX INC Actual shortage 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 127754
APO-LISINOPRIL TABLET 5 MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 126292
APO-LISINOPRIL TABLET 20 MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 128606
APO IBUPROFEN TAB 400MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 400MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 126283
APO IBUPROFEN TAB 400MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 400MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 77890
ISOPTIN SR BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 120MG Updated Report 2020-12-01 118074
TEVETEN BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 400MG New Report 2020-12-01 129203
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 150MCG Updated Report 2020-12-01 124241
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 100MCG Updated Report 2020-12-01 126687
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 88MCG New Report 2020-12-01 129196
SYNTHROID BGP PHARMA ULC Anticipated shortage 25MCG New Report 2020-12-01 129193

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
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
PRAVACHOL BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA To be discontinued 40MG New Report 2020-11-30 129134
PRAVACHOL BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA To be discontinued 20MG New Report 2020-11-30 129131
AVANDIA GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Discontinued 4MG Updated Report 2020-11-27 113314