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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
LIDEMOL EMOLLIENT CREAM 0.05% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2021-01-17 128529
LIDEX VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2021-01-17 128532
MINT-OLANZAPINE ODT MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2021-01-16 108295
MINT-OLANZAPINE ODT MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2021-01-16 108298
MINT-OLANZAPINE ODT MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 15MG Updated Report 2021-01-16 108301
ROSUVASTATIN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2021-01-16 123155
TWYNSTA BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Resolved 40MG 5MG Updated Report 2021-01-16 131370
DDAVP RHINYLE FERRING INC Actual shortage 0.1MG Updated Report 2021-01-16 123857
ACYCLOVIR SODIUM INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2021-01-16 130355
BRIVLERA UCB CANADA INC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2021-01-16 131503

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
LIVOSTIN SUS NAS 0.5MG/ML JANSSEN INC Discontinued 0.05MG Updated Report 2021-01-13 117970
ODAN-METHADONE ODAN LABORATORIES LTD Reversed 10MG New Report 2020-12-31 126845
VENTOLIN NEBULES P.F. - 5MG/2.5ML GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 5MG New Report 2020-12-23 130636
VENTOLIN NEBULES P.F. - 2.5MG/2.5ML GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 2.5MG New Report 2020-12-23 130633
FORTAZ GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Discontinued 2G Updated Report 2020-12-22 130597
FORTAZ GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Discontinued 1G Updated Report 2020-12-22 130594
FORTAZ GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Discontinued 6G New Report 2020-12-22 130600
TRANSDERM-NITRO 0.4 NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Discontinued 0.4MG Updated Report 2020-12-21 119964
TRANSDERM-NITRO 0.2 NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Discontinued 0.2MG Updated Report 2020-12-21 119960
SELECTBAG ONE (AX275G) BAXTER CORPORATION Discontinued 36.0G 220.0G 51.5G 29.8G 20.3G Updated Report 2020-12-18 125887