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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
APO-HYDROMORPHONE APOTEX INC Resolved 8MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 131163
AURO-LOSARTAN HCT AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 100MG 25MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 126441
AURO-RAMIPRIL AURO PHARMA INC Resolved 2.5MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 112887
AURO-GABAPENTIN AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 131985
AURO-RAMIPRIL AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 128803
AURO-FLUOXETINE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 133838
AURO-FLUOXETINE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 133835
VAQTA MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 50UNIT Updated Report 2021-03-01 134858
PNEUMOVAX 23 MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG Updated Report 2021-03-01 118335
PNEUMOVAX 23 MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG 25MCG Updated Report 2021-03-01 93984

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
PMS-SULFASALAZINE-E.C. TAB 500MG PHARMASCIENCE INC Discontinued 500MG New Report 2021-03-01 134853
ABILIFY OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2021-03-01 129984
INTRON A MERCK CANADA INC To be discontinued 6000000UNIT Updated Report 2021-02-25 92457
INTRON A MERCK CANADA INC To be discontinued 10000000UNIT Updated Report 2021-02-25 92460
LYNPARZA ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Discontinued 50MG New Report 2021-02-25 134652
DIANEAL PD 101 CAPD SOLUTION W 1.5% DEXTROSE BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 392MG 1.5G 15.2MG 23.9MG 567MG Updated Report 2021-02-24 91395
FLUZONE HIGH-DOSE SANOFI PASTEUR LIMITED To be discontinued 60MCG 60MCG 60MCG New Report 2021-02-22 134564
STATEX-SUPPOSITORIES 10MG PALADIN LABS INC. Discontinued 10MG New Report 2021-02-17 134294
RIFADIN SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 300MG New Report 2021-02-16 134218
RIFADIN SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 150MG New Report 2021-02-16 134215
TEVA-MIRTAZAPINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 30MG New Report 2021-02-12 133908
TEVA-RISEDRONATE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 150MG New Report 2021-02-12 133905
TEVA-LOSARTAN/HCTZ TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 50.0MG 12.5MG New Report 2021-02-12 133902
TEVA-LOSARTAN/HCTZ TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 100MG 25MG New Report 2021-02-12 133899
TEVA-LOSARTAN/HCTZ TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 100MG 12.5MG New Report 2021-02-12 133896
TEVA-PANTOPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 40MG New Report 2021-02-12 133891
CEFTRIAXONE SODIUM FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 1G New Report 2021-02-12 133886
ACT CELECOXIB TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 100MG New Report 2021-02-12 133880
ACT CELECOXIB TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 200MG New Report 2021-02-12 133874
TALWIN SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Discontinued 50MG New Report 2021-02-09 133620