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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
SENSORCAINE WITH EPINEPHRINE ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Actual shortage 2.5MG 5MCG Updated Report 2019-04-20 81198
MONTELUKAST SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2019-04-20 76272
MONTELUKAST SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-04-20 76275
APO-HYDROMORPHONE CR APOTEX INC Actual shortage 12MG Updated Report 2019-04-20 77849
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-04-20 80849
METHOTREXATE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2019-04-20 81825
PREVACID FASTAB TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICALS AMERICA INC Actual shortage 15MG Updated Report 2019-04-19 80466
BLEPHAMIDE OPHT SUSPENSION ALLERGAN INC Resolved 0.2% 10% Updated Report 2019-04-19 77342
OLMETEC PLUS MERCK CANADA INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 40MG Updated Report 2019-04-19 80241
CEFTRIAXONE SODIUM FOR INJECTION BP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 1G Updated Report 2019-04-19 81678
MONTELUKAST SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-04-19 81977
MONTELUKAST SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 4MG Updated Report 2019-04-19 81981
ALVESCO ASTRAZENECA CANADA INC Actual shortage 100MCG Updated Report 2019-04-19 80526
CHAMPIX PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 0.5MG 1.0MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 82076
METHOTREXATE INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 64245
METHOTREXATE INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 81686
IMITREX NASAL SPRAY GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Anticipated shortage 20MG New Report 2019-04-18 82069
JAMP-ROPINIROLE JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 5.0MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 30025
JAMP-ROPINIROLE JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 5.0MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 64287
JAMP-ROPINIROLE JAMP PHARMA CORPORATION Actual shortage 1.0MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 64282

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
STATEX SYRUP 1MG/ML PALADIN LABS INC To be discontinued 1MG New Report 2019-04-18 81996
STATEX DPS 50MG/ML PALADIN LABS INC Discontinued Updated Report 2019-04-18 81954
RIVA-OLMESARTAN LABORATOIRE RIVA INC Discontinued 20MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 81926
RIVA-OLMESARTAN LABORATOIRE RIVA INC Discontinued 40MG Updated Report 2019-04-18 81929
ULTRAVIST 240 BAYER INC Discontinued 50% New Report 2019-04-17 81959