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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
LOLO ALLERGAN INC Actual shortage 10MCG 10MCG 1MG Updated Report 2019-08-24 91339
TARO-CARBAMAZEPINE CHEWABLE TABLETS 100MG TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2019-08-24 84968
TEVA-CYPROTERONE / ETHINYL ESTRADIOL TEVA CANADA LIMITED Resolved 0.035MG 2MG Updated Report 2019-08-24 87696
TRIZIVIR VIIV HEALTHCARE ULC Actual shortage 300MG 300MG 150MG Updated Report 2019-08-24 90619
SYNJARDY BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Resolved 500MG 5MG Updated Report 2019-08-24 91766
TARO-MUPIROCIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 2% Updated Report 2019-08-24 91814
TARO-PHENYTOIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 125MG Updated Report 2019-08-24 92417
TARO-TESTOSTERONE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-08-24 92420
TARO-TESTOSTERONE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-08-24 92423
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 1MG Updated Report 2019-08-24 84727
NALCROM SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2019-08-24 90722
PEDIAPRED SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-08-24 90725
IRBESARTAN PRO DOC LIMITEE Resolved 300MG Updated Report 2019-08-24 91651
BACLOFEN SANIS HEALTH INC Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2019-08-24 81429
CUVITRU SHIRE PHARMA CANADA ULC Resolved 200MG Updated Report 2019-08-24 82602
DEPO-PROVERA STERILE AQUEOUS SUSPENSION 150 MG/ML PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-08-24 88645
HEPARIN SODIUM INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Resolved 10000UNIT Updated Report 2019-08-24 91024
FOMEPIZOLE FOR INJECTION STERIMAX INC Resolved 1G Updated Report 2019-08-24 91678
BETADERM CRM 0.1% TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 0.1% New Report 2019-08-23 92414
TRIPLE ANTIBIOTIC OINTMENT TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 500UNIT 10000UNIT 0.25MG Updated Report 2019-08-23 88689

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
GARDASIL MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 20MCG 40MCG 40MCG 20MCG New Report 2019-08-23 92342
GARDASIL MERCK CANADA INC Discontinued 20MCG 40MCG 40MCG 20MCG New Report 2019-08-23 92339
BASAGLAR ELI LILLY CANADA INC Discontinued 100UNIT Updated Report 2019-08-23 75765
MICRONOR TABLETS 28-DAY JANSSEN INC To be discontinued 0.35MG New Report 2019-08-22 92266
TRI-CYCLEN LO (28 DAY) JANSSEN INC To be discontinued 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.025MG 0.180MG 0.215MG 0.250MG New Report 2019-08-22 92263