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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
AMOXICILLIN SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-02-18 103704
IRBESARTAN/HCTZ SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 150MG Updated Report 2020-02-18 103707
IRBESARTAN/HCTZ SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 300MG Updated Report 2020-02-18 103710
AZARGA NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 0.5% 1.0% Updated Report 2020-02-18 105259
COTAZYM ECS 20 MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 100000UNIT 100000UNIT 25000UNIT New Report 2020-02-17 106449
COTAZYM ECS 8 MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 42000UNIT 45000UNIT 10800UNIT New Report 2020-02-17 106446
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG 40MG Updated Report 2020-02-17 95399
OLMETEC MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-02-17 94716
PROSTIN E2 TABLETS PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 0.5MG Updated Report 2020-02-17 87101
VARITHENA PROVENSIS LTD Actual shortage 1.3MG Updated Report 2020-02-17 71510

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
LORAZEPAM INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2020-02-15 106265
EPTIFIBATIDE INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued New Report 2020-02-13 106176
LINEZOLID INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued New Report 2020-02-13 106173
EPTIFIBATIDE INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued New Report 2020-02-13 106170
TEVA-HYDROMORPHONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 8MG New Report 2020-02-13 106167