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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
PROPECIA MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2020-07-12 119358
APO-OLMESARTAN/HCTZ APOTEX INC Resolved 25MG 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-11 54300
APO-OLMESARTAN/HCTZ APOTEX INC Resolved 12.5MG 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-11 69452
APO-OLMESARTAN/HCTZ APOTEX INC Resolved 12.5MG 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-11 70532
MINIMS PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 0.5% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2020-07-11 104139
TEVA-CHLOROQUINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 99447
TEVA-TECNAL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 330MG 50MG 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 92657
APO-OLMESARTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 55287
APO-OLMESARTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-10 70529
TEVA-NYSTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 100000UNIT Updated Report 2020-07-10 104336

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
COUMADIN TAB 6 MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 6MG Updated Report 2020-07-11 112600
TEVA-NYSTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 100000UNIT New Report 2020-07-10 120056
TEVA-AMLODIPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2020-07-10 120039
TEVA-AMLODIPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 5MG New Report 2020-07-10 120036
TEVA-PREGABALIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 75MG New Report 2020-07-10 120033