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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.

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Shortage Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
MINT-PERINDOPRIL MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 95941
OXYTOCIN INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Anticipated shortage 10UNIT Updated Report 2019-10-21 95607
OXYTOCIN INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 10UNIT Updated Report 2019-10-21 88234
MIDAZOLAM INJECTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 1MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 82597
VAQTA MERCK CANADA INC Resolved 50UNIT Updated Report 2019-10-21 56191
MINT-LOSARTAN/HCTZ DS MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 25.0MG 100.0MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 80811
MINT-LOSARTAN/HCTZ MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 50MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 74450
MINT-IRBESARTAN/HCTZ MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 25.0MG 300.0MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 80797
MINT-IRBESARTAN/HCTZ MINT PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 150.0MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 80792
TARO-ROSUVASTATIN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2019-10-21 96908
TARO-ROSUVASTATIN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2019-10-21 96901
MED-LATANOPROST GENERIC MEDICAL PARTNERS INC Actual shortage 50MCG Updated Report 2019-10-21 89972
TARO-ROSUVASTATIN SUN PHARMA CANADA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 75286
RAN-VENLAFAXINE XR RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 150MG New Report 2019-10-21 96896
RAN-VENLAFAXINE XR RANBAXY PHARMACEUTICALS CANADA INC. Actual shortage 75MG New Report 2019-10-21 96893
KETODERM CREAM 2% TAROPHARMA, A DIVISION OF TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC. Actual shortage 2% New Report 2019-10-21 96890
TARO-CLINDAMYCIN TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 1% New Report 2019-10-21 96886
CANDESARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 32MG New Report 2019-10-21 96884
CANDESARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 8MG New Report 2019-10-21 96880
TARO-DIPYRIDAMOLE/ ASA TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 25MG 200MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 96362
TARO-CARBAMAZEPINE TARO PHARMACEUTICALS INC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 92819
CANDESARTAN SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 4MG New Report 2019-10-21 96874
PRAVASTATIN SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 40MG New Report 2019-10-21 96871
RIZATRIPTAN ODT SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 90221
AURO-PRAVASTATIN AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 93107
AURO-PRAVASTATIN AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 93102
AURO-PRAVASTATIN AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 93099
AURO-QUETIAPINE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 25MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 89540
AURO-CLINDAMYCIN AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 93087
AURO-CLINDAMYCIN AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 90206
AURO-BETAHISTINE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 93084
AURO-RISEDRONATE AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 35MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 87274
AURO-TADALAFIL AURO PHARMA INC Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2019-10-21 93063
LOSARTAN HCT SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 12.5MG 50MG Updated Report 2019-10-19 95656
RABAVERT GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 2.5UNIT Updated Report 2019-10-18 96846
SHINGRIX GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 50MCG Updated Report 2019-10-18 59145
SHINGRIX GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 50MCG Updated Report 2019-10-18 59142
HAVRIX - SUS IM 1440 ELISA UNITS/ML GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 1440UNIT Updated Report 2019-10-18 69619
ENGERIX-B GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 20MCG Updated Report 2019-10-18 6511
FORTAZ - INJ 6G/VIAL GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 6G Updated Report 2019-10-18 4301
FORTAZ GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 2G Updated Report 2019-10-18 51030
FORTAZ GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 1G Updated Report 2019-10-18 51027
CEFTIN - TAB 500MG GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 500MG New Report 2019-10-18 35778
CEFTIN - TAB 250MG GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 250MG New Report 2019-10-18 35768
AVANDIA GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 69611
CLINDOXYL ADV GEL GLAXOSMITHKLINE INC Anticipated shortage 3% 1% New Report 2019-10-18 96823
APO-SERTRALINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 85161
APO-SERTRALINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 80539
APO-SERTRALINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 50MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 85613
APO-DIVALPROEX APOTEX INC Actual shortage 500MG Updated Report 2019-10-18 92971

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
VINORELBINE TARTRATE FOR INJECTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 10MG New Report 2019-10-17 96695
BLUE COLLYRIUM SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96619
BETAJECT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96616
ATRACURIUM BESYLATE INJECTION SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96613
ALFENTANIL INJECTION USP SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued New Report 2019-10-15 96610