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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-METOPROLOL SR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 98569
APIDRA SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 100UNIT Updated Report 2020-01-27 99690
ETIBI BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 400MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 85831
ETIBI BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 85828
MINT-FLUOXETINE MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 57069
MINT-LOSARTAN/HCTZ DS MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 25.0MG 100.0MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 80811
MINT-LOSARTAN/HCTZ MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 12.5MG 50MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 74450
XYLOCAINE 1% ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 99693
MINT-LOSARTAN/HCTZ MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 100MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 80808
MINT-PIOGLITAZONE MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 15MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 88502

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
CIPRO BAYER INC To be discontinued 500MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 96049
AVELOX I.V. BAYER INC To be discontinued 400MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 73405
TENORETIC 100/25MG TAB ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Reversed 25MG 100MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 94999
TENORETIC 50/25MG TAB ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Reversed 25MG 50MG Updated Report 2020-01-27 94996
ACT LEVETIRACETAM TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 500MG New Report 2020-01-24 104304