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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
XYLOCAINE 2% ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-08-12 121691
FEIBA NF SHIRE PHARMA CANADA ULC Actual shortage 3250UNIT Updated Report 2020-08-12 122033
MARCAINE E PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 5.0MG 9.1MCG Updated Report 2020-08-11 105225
MAR-DILTIAZEM CD MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Anticipated shortage 180MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 121398
MAR-DILTIAZEM CD MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Anticipated shortage 120MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 121393
TAZORAC ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 0.1% Updated Report 2020-08-11 118029
SIMVASTATIN-80 PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 122000
PROCTOFOAM HC DUCHESNAY INC Resolved 1% 1% Updated Report 2020-08-11 18028
MAR-RANITIDINE MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 300MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 103929
SIMVASTATIN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 120594
ESOMEPRAZOLE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 121840
OGIVRI BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 122005
OGIVRI BGP PHARMA ULC Actual shortage 440MG 20ML Updated Report 2020-08-10 122008
TIMOPTIC-XE PURDUE PHARMA Anticipated shortage 0.5% New Report 2020-08-10 121996
SORBITOL MANNITOL IRRIGATION ICU MEDICAL CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 27MG 5.4MG New Report 2020-08-10 121993
ACYCLOVIR SODIUM INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 111364
ZARONTIN CAP 250MG ERFA CANADA 2012 INC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 121985
APO-VARENICLINE APOTEX INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 120988
APO-VARENICLINE APOTEX INC Resolved 0.5MG 1MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 118784
APO-TERBINAFINE APOTEX INC Resolved 250MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 75632

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
COUMADIN TAB 5MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2020-08-11 112593
LOZIDE SERVIER CANADA INC Discontinued 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 120923
LOZIDE SERVIER CANADA INC Discontinued 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-08-10 120920
ORAP AA PHARMA INC Discontinued 4MG New Report 2020-08-06 121837
ORAP AA PHARMA INC Discontinued 2MG New Report 2020-08-06 121834