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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
PDP-DESONIDE PENDOPHARM DIVISION OF PHARMASCIENCE INC Anticipated shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2019-12-09 100192
MINT-ESCITALOPRAM MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Anticipated shortage 20MG New Report 2019-12-09 100585
MINT-ESCITALOPRAM MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2019-12-09 100582
MINT-CANDESARTAN MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 8MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 89913
MINT-TRAMADOL/ACET MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 37.5MG 325MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 95944
APO-QUETIAPINE APOTEX INC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 100317
APO-LANSOPRAZOLE APOTEX INC Resolved 30MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 95235
APO-DICLO APOTEX INC Resolved 50MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 95861
APO-AMLODIPINE APOTEX INC Resolved 5.0MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 95821
ALYSENA 21 APOTEX INC Resolved 20MCG 100MCG Updated Report 2019-12-09 99287
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 30MG New Report 2019-12-09 100565
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 30MG New Report 2019-12-09 100562
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2019-12-09 100559
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2019-12-09 100556
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 20MG New Report 2019-12-09 100553
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Anticipated shortage 20MG New Report 2019-12-09 100550
VAQTA MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 50UNIT Updated Report 2019-12-09 100538
COTAZYM ECS 20 MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 100000UNIT 100000UNIT 25000UNIT New Report 2019-12-09 100542
VAQTA MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 50UNIT Updated Report 2019-12-09 100533
COZAAR MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2019-12-09 99544

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 20MG New Report 2019-12-09 100547
TEVA-PAROXETINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 30MG New Report 2019-12-09 100540
APO-LAMIVUDINE HBV APOTEX INC To be discontinued 100MG New Report 2019-12-06 60563
KEYTRUDA MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-12-06 72658
BICALUTAMIDE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Discontinued 50MG Updated Report 2019-11-30 86431