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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
AURALGAN PALADIN LABS INC Actual shortage 54MG 14MG Updated Report 2019-08-22 85734
ACT ESOMEPRAZOLE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 20MG New Report 2019-08-22 92241
ACT ESOMEPRAZOLE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 20MG New Report 2019-08-22 92238
ACT CELECOXIB ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Anticipated shortage 100MG New Report 2019-08-22 92235
ACT CELECOXIB ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Anticipated shortage 100MG New Report 2019-08-22 92232
ACT LATANOPROST/TIMOLOL ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Anticipated shortage 5MG 50MCG New Report 2019-08-22 92229
ACT METHYLPHENIDATE ER ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Actual shortage 54MG Updated Report 2019-08-22 65999
ACT METHYLPHENIDATE ER ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Actual shortage 36MG Updated Report 2019-08-22 65996
ACT METHYLPHENIDATE ER ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Actual shortage 27MG Updated Report 2019-08-22 65993
ACT METHYLPHENIDATE ER ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Actual shortage 18MG Updated Report 2019-08-22 65990

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
SODIUM IODIDE I 131 ORAL SOLUTION MALLINCKRODT RP CANADA INC Discontinued 5mCi, 10mCi, 20mCi, 25mCi, 35mCi, 50mCi, 100mCi, 150mCi, 75mCi New Report 2019-08-21 92069
SODIUM IODIDE I-131 CAPSULES MALLINCKRODT RP CANADA INC Discontinued 0.75mCi, 2mCi, 3mCi, 4mCi, 5mCi, 6mCi, 7mCi, 8mCi, 10mCi, 12mCi, 15mCi, 17mCi, 20mCi, 50mmCi, 100mCi New Report 2019-08-21 92065
VIRAMUNE XR BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Discontinued 400MG New Report 2019-08-21 92063
DEPO-PROVERA STERILE AQUEOUS SUSPENSION 50 MG/ML PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-08-19 79400
TEVA-LISINOPRIL (TYPE Z) TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2019-08-15 91648