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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
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
SANDOZ BISOPROLOL SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-02-15 83760
SANDOZ BISOPROLOL SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-02-15 83757
SANDOZ ROSUVASTATIN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2020-02-15 96500
SANDOZ METOPROLOL SR SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-02-15 74929

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
TEVA-HYDROMORPHONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 4MG New Report 2020-02-13 106164
TEVA-HYDROMORPHONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 2MG New Report 2020-02-13 106161
TEVA-HYDROMORPHONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 1MG New Report 2020-02-13 106158
GEMCITABINE FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued New Report 2020-02-13 106155
RATIO-SALBUTAMOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued New Report 2020-02-13 106151
RATIO-NYSTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 100000UNIT New Report 2020-02-13 106148
TEVA-ATENOLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 100MG New Report 2020-02-13 106145
TEVA-ATENOLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 50MG New Report 2020-02-13 106142
TEVA-RANITIDINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued New Report 2020-02-13 106139
TEVA-RANITIDINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued New Report 2020-02-13 106136
TEVA-TRIMEL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 400MG 80MG New Report 2020-02-13 106133
PRAVACHOL - TAB 40MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA To be discontinued 40MG Updated Report 2020-02-11 68395
PRAVACHOL - TAB 20MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA To be discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2020-02-11 68392
EFFIENT ELI LILLY CANADA INC Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2020-02-11 99698
AGGRENOX BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE To be discontinued 25MG 200MG Updated Report 2020-02-10 80326