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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
VALSARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2020-02-29 55083
VALSARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Resolved 80MG Updated Report 2020-02-29 55088
VALSARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Resolved 160MG Updated Report 2020-02-29 55093
VALSARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Resolved 320MG Updated Report 2020-02-29 55098
ZOVIRAX GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Resolved 200MG Updated Report 2020-02-29 103039
TADALAFIL PRO DOC LIMITEE Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-02-29 99606
TARGIN PURDUE PHARMA Actual shortage 5MG 10MG Updated Report 2020-02-29 105450
ONDANSETRON INJECTION, USP MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 2MG Updated Report 2020-02-29 105793
GENOTROPIN PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 1.4MG Updated Report 2020-02-29 103293
GENOTROPIN PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 0.8MG Updated Report 2020-02-29 103299

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 20MCG Updated Report 2020-02-28 100904
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 10MCG Updated Report 2020-02-28 100907
GONAL-F EMD SERONO A DIVISION OF EMD INC CANADA To be discontinued 33MCG Updated Report 2020-02-28 75734
MORPHINE SULFATE INJECTION USP ICU MEDICAL CANADA INC Discontinued New Report 2020-02-27 107407
ZANOSAR STERILE POWDER PALADIN LABS INC Discontinued Updated Report 2020-02-27 107237
CLINDAMYCIN SANIS HEALTH INC Discontinued New Report 2020-02-27 107383
CLINDAMYCIN SANIS HEALTH INC Discontinued New Report 2020-02-27 107379
DIVALPROEX SANIS HEALTH INC Discontinued New Report 2020-02-27 107375
DIVALPROEX SANIS HEALTH INC Discontinued New Report 2020-02-27 107372
DIVALPROEX SANIS HEALTH INC Discontinued New Report 2020-02-27 107369