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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
PRISM0CAL B22K0/0 BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 2.12G 7.14G 3.05G Updated Report 2021-05-12 139244
PRISM0CAL BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 58.8G 0.284G 6.449G 0.108G Updated Report 2021-05-12 139241
PRISMASOL 4 BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 0.314G 3.090G 6.450G 5.400G 22.00G 2.033G 5.145G Updated Report 2021-05-12 139238
PRISMASOL 0 BAXTER CORPORATION Anticipated shortage 5.4G 3.09G 6.45G 2.033G 5.145G Updated Report 2021-05-12 139235
VOLUVEN FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Anticipated shortage 6% Updated Report 2021-05-12 139230
KETOROLAC AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2021-05-12 137758
NITROFURANTOIN AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-05-12 137101
DESMOPRESSIN SPRAY AA PHARMA INC Resolved 10MCG Updated Report 2021-05-12 136424
NITROFURANTOIN AA PHARMA INC Resolved 50MG Updated Report 2021-05-12 135022
VANCOCIN SEARCHLIGHT PHARMA INC Actual shortage 125MG Updated Report 2021-05-12 135754

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
CLINIMIX BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 240MG 210MG 90MG 1.04G 575MG 340MG 250MG 515MG 20MG 10G 365MG 280MG 290MG 200MG 300MG 290MG Updated Report 2021-05-12 118601
SANDOZ ESOMEPRAZOLE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 20MG New Report 2021-05-12 139203
ERWINASE JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS FRANCE SAS Discontinued 10000UNIT Updated Report 2021-05-10 129623
APO-QUININE APOTEX INC Discontinued 300MG Updated Report 2021-05-10 60714
APO-QUININE APOTEX INC Discontinued 200MG Updated Report 2021-05-10 60711
PRO-LEVOCARB - 100/25 PRO DOC LIMITEE To be discontinued 100MG 25MG New Report 2021-05-07 139001
BUPROPION SR PRO DOC LIMITEE To be discontinued 150MG New Report 2021-05-07 138998
BUPROPION SR PRO DOC LIMITEE To be discontinued 100MG New Report 2021-05-07 138995
REKOVELLE FERRING INC Discontinued 12MCG Updated Report 2021-05-07 138838
REKOVELLE FERRING INC Discontinued 36MCG Updated Report 2021-05-07 138846
REKOVELLE FERRING INC Discontinued 72MCG Updated Report 2021-05-07 138869
TRANSDERM-NITRO 0.6 NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 0.6MG Updated Report 2021-05-05 138767
ZOFRAN NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC To be discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2021-05-05 123900
ZOFRAN NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2021-05-05 123894
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2021-05-01 125899
ABILIFY OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2021-05-01 129986
ABILIFY OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD Discontinued 10MG Updated Report 2021-05-01 129991
ABILIFY OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD Discontinued 15MG Updated Report 2021-05-01 129994
NOCDURNA FERRING INC Discontinued 25MCG Updated Report 2021-04-30 137776
OCTOSTIM LIQ INJ. 15MCG/ML FERRING INC Discontinued 15MCG Updated Report 2021-04-30 138144