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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
AURO-QUINAPRIL HCTZ AURO PHARMA INC Resolved 20MG 12.5MG Updated Report 2020-10-28 125235
JENTADUETO BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Actual shortage 2.5MG 1000MG Updated Report 2020-10-28 127195
ALPHAGAN ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.2% Updated Report 2020-10-28 127038
APO-ZOLPIDEM ODT APOTEX INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 125369
APO-ZOLPIDEM ODT APOTEX INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 126783
NAROPIN ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Anticipated shortage 2MG Updated Report 2020-10-27 127239
TARO-CAPECITABINE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 500MG New Report 2020-10-27 127294
POLYDERM OINTMENT USP TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 500UNIT 10000UNIT New Report 2020-10-27 127291
NYADERM CRM 100000UNIT/GM TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 100000UNIT New Report 2020-10-27 127288
VIADERM KC ONT TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 0.25MG 100000UNIT 1MG 2.5MG New Report 2020-10-27 127285

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TEVA-AMITRIPTYLINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2020-10-24 126900
TEVA-AMITRIPTYLINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2020-10-24 126903
EPIRUBICIN FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2020-10-24 126906
ODAN-METHADONE ODAN LABORATORIES LTD Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2020-10-23 126848
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 1MG New Report 2020-10-19 126640