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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.

A discontinuation 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, permanently ceases the sale of 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
ODAN-SODIUM POLYSTYRENE SULFONATE ODAN LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 103222
ERTAPENEM FOR INJECTION JUNO PHARMACEUTICALS CORP. Actual shortage 1G Updated Report 2021-09-21 143507
HEPARIN SOD AND 0.9% SOD CHLORIDE INJ BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 2UNIT 9MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 141925
SANDOZ RIZATRIPTAN ODT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 144220
LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 133451
LOVENOX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 136137
SANDOZ OMEPRAZOLE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 145904
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM FOR INJECTION SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 145907
SANDOZ PERINDOPRIL ERBUMINE/ INDAPAMIDE HD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 2.5MG 8MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 145911
ABILIFY MAINTENA OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD Resolved 400MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 145175

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ALIMTA ELI LILLY CANADA INC Discontinued 500MG Updated Report 2021-09-18 136207
GLYXAMBI BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE To be discontinued 5MG 25MG Updated Report 2021-09-17 139877
VALSARTAN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Discontinued 40MG New Report 2021-09-09 145415
ATROPINE SULFATE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 0.5MG Updated Report 2021-09-08 145250
DOXORUBICIN PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2021-09-07 145256
VIRACEPT PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 625MG New Report 2021-09-03 145167
VIRACEPT -250MG PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 250MG New Report 2021-09-03 145163
TOBRAMYCIN INHALATION SOLUTION SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 300MG New Report 2021-09-02 145015
NEO-MEDROL ACNE LOTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 100MG 2.5MG 2.5MG 50MG Updated Report 2021-09-02 141521
KIDROLASE JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS FRANCE SAS Discontinued 10000UNIT Updated Report 2021-09-01 108355
INTRON A MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 6000000UNIT Updated Report 2021-09-01 92457
RETROVIR (AZT) VIIV HEALTHCARE ULC Discontinued 100MG Updated Report 2021-09-01 94281
DOXORUBICIN PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2021-08-25 144561
TARO-WARFARIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Discontinued 2MG New Report 2021-08-24 144558
TARO-PREGABALIN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Discontinued 225MG New Report 2021-08-24 144544
TARO-VALSARTAN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Discontinued 160MG New Report 2021-08-24 144541
IMIPENEM AND CILASTATIN FOR INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 250MG 250MG New Report 2021-08-23 144467
MACROBID ALLERGAN INC Discontinued 100MG Updated Report 2021-08-19 141050
SANDOZ RISPERIDONE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 1.0MG New Report 2021-08-19 144338
SANDOZ-DICLOFENAC SR SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 75MG New Report 2021-08-18 144303