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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
CIPRALEX -20MG LUNDBECK CANADA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 103600
STALEVO NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 200MG 12.5MG 50MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 101765
LOPRESOR SR 200 MG NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 94696
TEVA-TOBRAMYCIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 60MG New Report 2020-01-17 103593
TEVA-RASAGILINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 1MG New Report 2020-01-17 103590
TEVA-RASAGILINE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 0.5MG New Report 2020-01-17 103587
ACT METFORMIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 850MG New Report 2020-01-17 103584
ATACAND TAB 16 MG ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Actual shortage 16MG New Report 2020-01-17 103581
TEVA-CEPHALEXIN 250 TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 250MG New Report 2020-01-17 103578
ATACAND TAB 8MG ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 103575
TEVA-CEPHALEXIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 250MG New Report 2020-01-17 103572
TEVA-ALENDRONATE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 70MG New Report 2020-01-17 103569
TEVA-ROSUVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 40MG New Report 2020-01-17 103566
ZESTORETIC ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Actual shortage 25MG 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 101520
TEVA-ROSUVASTATIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 20MG New Report 2020-01-17 103561
TEVA-BISOPROLOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 5MG New Report 2020-01-17 103558
TEVA-SOLIFENACIN TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2020-01-17 103555
TEVA-BROMAZEPAM TEVA CANADA LIMITED Actual shortage 3MG New Report 2020-01-17 103552
ACT BUPROPION XL ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 68577
ACT METHYLPHENIDATE ER ACTAVIS PHARMA COMPANY Actual shortage 36MG Updated Report 2020-01-17 65996

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 10MCG Updated Report 2020-01-17 100907
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC To be discontinued 20MCG Updated Report 2020-01-17 100904
ZYVOXAM 600 MG PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 600MG New Report 2020-01-17 103480
COMBIVENT UDV BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Discontinued 0.2MG 1.0MG Updated Report 2020-01-15 84465
RHINOCORT TURBUHALER 100 MCG/DOSE ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC To be discontinued 100MCG Updated Report 2020-01-15 95737