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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
METHOTREXATE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 25MG Updated Report 2020-07-04 106845
HYZAAR DS 100/25 MG MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 100MG 25MG Updated Report 2020-07-04 112172
PROPECIA MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2020-07-04 119358
PRO-DICLO RAPIDE - 50 PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-07-04 119368
RAN-ROPINIROLE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 1.0MG Updated Report 2020-07-03 115893
RAN-MONTELUKAST RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-07-03 110920
RAN-ESOMEPRAZOLE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-07-03 9259
RAN-ESOMEPRAZOLE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-03 85326
RAN-ESCITALOPRAM RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-03 107075
RAN-ESCITALOPRAM RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-03 99768
RAN-ESCITALOPRAM RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2020-07-03 87382
RAN-RISPERIDONE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 1.0MG New Report 2020-07-03 119411
RAN-RABEPRAZOLE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2020-07-03 109905
RAN-RABEPRAZOLE RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-03 112059
TARO-ROSUVASTATIN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2020-07-03 97750
TARO-ROSUVASTATIN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-07-03 104612
TARO-ATORVASTATIN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 80MG Updated Report 2020-07-03 112531
TARO-CIPROFLOX SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 750MG Updated Report 2020-07-03 101247
TARO-CIPROFLOX SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-07-03 101244
TARO-VALSARTAN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 160MG Updated Report 2020-07-03 75289

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
AVELOX I.V. BAYER INC To be discontinued 400MG Updated Report 2020-06-30 73405
HUMIRA ABBVIE CORPORATION To be discontinued 40MG New Report 2020-06-29 119141
COUMADIN TAB 6 MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA To be discontinued 6MG Updated Report 2020-06-22 112600
COUMADIN TAB 5MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA To be discontinued 5MG Updated Report 2020-06-22 112593
COUMADIN TAB 3MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA To be discontinued 3MG Updated Report 2020-06-22 112805
COUMADIN TAB 2.5MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA To be discontinued 2.5MG Updated Report 2020-06-22 112584
COUMADIN TAB 2MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA To be discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2020-06-22 112609
COUMADIN TAB 1MG BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CANADA To be discontinued 1MG Updated Report 2020-06-22 112579
MICRONOR TABLETS 28-DAY JANSSEN INC To be discontinued 0.35MG Updated Report 2020-06-22 92266
XIAFLEX ENDO VENTURES LTD Discontinued 0.9MG New Report 2020-06-22 118623