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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
PRO-RABEPRAZOLE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 84827
MOXIFLOXACIN PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 400MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 73443
DILTIAZEM - CD PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 77200
CANDESARTAN-HCTZ PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 12.5MG 16.0MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 84241
EPIPEN MYLAN SPECIALTY LP Anticipated shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 89478
BUSCOPAN SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 81534
AVALIDE SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 12.5MG 300MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 89482
AVAPRO SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 89476
DIPROSONE OINTMENT MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2019-07-16 87086
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 40MG Updated Report 2019-07-16 80241

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
RAN-FENTANYL MATRIX PATCH RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 100MCG New Report 2019-07-15 89253
RAN-FENTANYL MATRIX PATCH RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 25MCG New Report 2019-07-15 89250
RAN-METFORMIN RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Discontinued 500MG New Report 2019-07-15 89247
APO-CLINDAMYCIN APOTEX INC Discontinued 300MG Updated Report 2019-07-13 60399
APO-DILTIAZ APOTEX INC Discontinued 30MG Updated Report 2019-07-13 60429