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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
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG 40MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 78424
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 40MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 80241
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 20MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 82678
FUNGIZONE BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 16534
SILDENAFIL PRO DOC LIMITEE Anticipated shortage 50MG New Report 2019-05-22 84557
PRO-HYDROXYQUINE - 200 PRO DOC LIMITEE Anticipated shortage 200MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 81265
FLORINEF PALADIN LABS INC Actual shortage 0.1MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 83010
BUPROPION SR PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 82824
NORVASC TAB 10MG PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 77476
APO-RANITIDINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 15MG New Report 2019-05-22 84541
APO-LEVETIRACETAM APOTEX INC Actual shortage 500MG New Report 2019-05-22 84538
APO-FAMCICLOVIR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 500MG New Report 2019-05-22 84535
APO-CLINDAMYCIN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 150MG New Report 2019-05-22 84532
MAR-AZITHROMYCIN MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 250MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 31328
MAR-DULOXETINE MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 60MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 31362
MAR-DULOXETINE MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 60MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 31359
MAR-DULOXETINE MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 30MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 31353
CLINDOXYL GEL GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Resolved 50MG 10MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 82748
ADRENALIN CHLORIDE SOL 1:1000 ERFA CANADA 2012 INC Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 69035
MYLAN-NAPROXEN/ESOMEPRAZOLE MR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Actual shortage 20MG 500MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 13528

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ATORVASTATIN-80 SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Discontinued 80MG Updated Report 2019-05-22 70947
COMBIVENT UDV BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE To be discontinued 0.2MG 1.0MG New Report 2019-05-21 84465
APO-AMOXI CLAV APOTEX INC Discontinued Updated Report 2019-05-18 84392
APO-CEFPROZIL APOTEX INC Discontinued Updated Report 2019-05-18 84396
RANITIDINE SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC To be discontinued 150MG Updated Report 2019-05-17 76211