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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
OMNIPAQUE 240 GE HEALTHCARE CANADA INC Actual shortage 518MG New Report 2019-06-19 87081
APO-SELEGILINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 5MG New Report 2019-06-19 87064
CANDESARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 4MG New Report 2019-06-19 87077
JALYN GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Anticipated shortage 0.4MG 0.5MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 84337
CLINDOXYL GEL GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 50MG 10MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 85790
ROPINIROLE SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 0.25MG New Report 2019-06-19 87069
TELMISARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86050
ATOMOXETINE SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 76872
APO-QUINAPRIL/HCTZ APOTEX INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 20MG New Report 2019-06-19 87060
APO-AMOXI CLAV APOTEX INC Actual shortage 875MG 125MG New Report 2019-06-19 87057
KETOROLAC AA PHARMA INC Anticipated shortage 0.5% New Report 2019-06-19 87054
NIFEDIPINE AA PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 85657
PRIVA-AMLODIPINE PHARMAPAR INC Resolved 2.5MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 82441
VENLAFAXINE XR PRO DOC LIMITEE Resolved 37.5MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 82182
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86896
TEVA-METOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86899
TEVA-MODAFINIL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86902
TEVA-RISEDRONATE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86911
TEVA-ROSUVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86914
TEVA-ROSUVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-06-19 86917

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
APO-GEMFIBROZIL CAP 300MG USP APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86557
APO-EXEMESTANE APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86552
APO-CIPROFLOX APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86547
APO-CEFPROZIL APOTEX INC Discontinued New Report 2019-06-12 86542
APO-TOLTERODINE APOTEX INC Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2019-06-12 60828