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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.

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Shortage Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
DELATESTRYL BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2020-09-23 116048
MINIMS PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 0.5% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2020-09-23 104139
MINIMS CYCLOPENTOLATE HYDROCHLORIDE 1% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 1% Updated Report 2020-09-23 124032
ALTACE HCT VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 25.0MG 5.0MG Updated Report 2020-09-23 106252
MINIMS PILOCARPINE NITRATE 2% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Resolved 2% Updated Report 2020-09-23 122122
ALTACE HCT VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 2.5MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-09-23 114951
ACYCLOVIR SODIUM INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2020-09-23 118969
COVERSYL SERVIER CANADA INC Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2020-09-23 124490
DEPO-TESTOSTERONE INJ 100MG/ML PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-09-23 124532
FLOVENT DISKUS GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 250MCG New Report 2020-09-23 124848

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TIAMOL CREAM 0.05% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Discontinued 0.05% New Report 2020-09-22 124829
LYDERM CREAM 0.05% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Discontinued 0.05% New Report 2020-09-22 124826
TYLENOL WITH CODEINE NO. 4 JANSSEN INC Discontinued 300MG 60MG Updated Report 2020-09-22 112229
TRAMACET JANSSEN INC Discontinued 325MG 37.5MG Updated Report 2020-09-18 112223
M-RANITIDINE MANTRA PHARMA INC Discontinued 150MG New Report 2020-09-17 124442