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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
NARDIL ERFA CANADA 2012 INC Actual shortage 15MG Updated Report 2020-08-05 104431
CEFTAZIDIME FOR INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 1G Updated Report 2020-08-05 118930
PENICILLIN G SODIUM FOR INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 10000000UNIT Updated Report 2020-08-05 108975
GENOTROPIN PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 1.4MG Updated Report 2020-08-05 103293
AMIODARONE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-08-05 119581
AA-LEVOCARB CR AA PHARMA INC Resolved 100MG 25MG Updated Report 2020-08-05 121319
ALPRAZOLAM-0.5 PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage .5MG Updated Report 2020-08-05 120663
ESOMEPRAZOLE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-08-05 118518
CLINDOXYL ADV GEL GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 3% 1% Updated Report 2020-08-05 115612
CLINDOXYL GEL GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 5% 1% Updated Report 2020-08-05 115609

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
NOVAHISTINE DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 10MG 1.7MG Updated Report 2020-08-04 98377
NOVAHISTEX DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 20MG 5MG Updated Report 2020-08-04 98371
NOVAHISTEX DH SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 20MG 5MG Updated Report 2020-08-04 98374
DIABETA SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2020-08-04 100938
DIABETA SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-08-04 100935
PRINIVIL MERCK CANADA INC To be discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2020-08-03 109308
PUREGON MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 100UNIT Updated Report 2020-08-01 104641
ASACOL ALLERGAN INC Discontinued 400MG New Report 2020-07-31 121616
AVANDIA GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2020-07-31 113311
LEVITRA BAYER INC To be discontinued 5MG New Report 2020-07-31 121585