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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.

A discontinuation 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, permanently ceases the sale of 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
ODAN-SODIUM POLYSTYRENE SULFONATE ODAN LABORATORIES LTD Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 103222
ERTAPENEM FOR INJECTION JUNO PHARMACEUTICALS CORP. Actual shortage 1G Updated Report 2021-09-21 143507
HEPARIN SOD AND 0.9% SOD CHLORIDE INJ BAXTER CORPORATION Actual shortage 2UNIT 9MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 141925
SANDOZ RIZATRIPTAN ODT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 144220
LIDOCAINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Resolved 10MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 133451
LOVENOX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 136137
SANDOZ OMEPRAZOLE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 145904
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM FOR INJECTION SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 145907
SANDOZ PERINDOPRIL ERBUMINE/ INDAPAMIDE HD SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 2.5MG 8MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 145911
ABILIFY MAINTENA OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO LTD Resolved 400MG Updated Report 2021-09-21 145175
ELOCOM ORGANON CANADA INC. Anticipated shortage 0.1% New Report 2021-09-20 145918
ELOCOM ORGANON CANADA INC. Actual shortage 0.1% Updated Report 2021-09-20 138327
ONDANSETRON ODT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2021-09-20 145004
SANDOZ OLANZAPINE SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 2.5MG Updated Report 2021-09-20 145579
VISTITAN SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 0.03% Updated Report 2021-09-20 145576
SANDOZ ENALAPRIL SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Actual shortage 8MG Updated Report 2021-09-20 145369
COLESTID TABLETS PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 1G Updated Report 2021-09-20 144311
ESOMEPRAZOLE PRO DOC LIMITEE Actual shortage 20MG Updated Report 2021-09-20 114022
LOVENOX SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2021-09-20 138206
APO-PIOGLITAZONE APOTEX INC Resolved 30MG Updated Report 2021-09-20 145178
APO-METHYLPHENIDATE ER APOTEX INC Resolved 18MG Updated Report 2021-09-20 138960
APO-LORAZEPAM TAB 0.5MG APOTEX INC Resolved 0.5MG Updated Report 2021-09-20 141244
APO-FLUCONAZOLE-150 APOTEX INC Resolved 150MG Updated Report 2021-09-20 139837
APO-DOXY CAP 100MG APOTEX INC Resolved 100MG Updated Report 2021-09-20 145147
APO-ESOMEPRAZOLE APOTEX INC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2021-09-20 97043
APO-ESOMEPRAZOLE APOTEX INC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2021-09-20 97040
APO-ESOMEPRAZOLE APOTEX INC Resolved 20MG Updated Report 2021-09-20 116536
FOSAVANCE ORGANON CANADA INC. Resolved 2800UNIT 70MG Updated Report 2021-09-18 144172
FOQUEST ELVIUM LIFE SCIENCES Actual shortage 70MG Updated Report 2021-09-18 145805
CLOPIDOGREL SANIS HEALTH INC Actual shortage 75MG Updated Report 2021-09-18 145808
CALCIJECT INJ 100MG/ML OMEGA LABORATORIES LIMITED Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2021-09-18 145840
TRULICITY ELI LILLY CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 1.5MG Updated Report 2021-09-17 145857
M-PANTOPRAZOLE MANTRA PHARMA INC Resolved 40MG Updated Report 2021-09-17 145506
TRULICITY ELI LILLY CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 0.75MG Updated Report 2021-09-17 145853
APO-ESOMEPRAZOLE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2021-09-17 97037
PHENYLEPHRINE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION USP 1% OMEGA LABORATORIES LIMITED Anticipated shortage 10MG New Report 2021-09-17 145846
APO-RIZATRIPTAN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 5MG New Report 2021-09-17 145843
APO-GABAPENTIN APOTEX INC Actual shortage 400MG New Report 2021-09-17 145837
APO-DONEPEZIL APOTEX INC Actual shortage 10MG New Report 2021-09-17 145834
APO-DESVENLAFAXINE APOTEX INC Actual shortage 100MG New Report 2021-09-17 145831
APO-CEFUROXIME APOTEX INC Actual shortage 250MG New Report 2021-09-17 145828
APO-CEFEPIME APOTEX INC Actual shortage 2G New Report 2021-09-17 145822
0.9% SODIUM CHLORIDE INJECTION USP OMEGA LABORATORIES LIMITED Actual shortage 9MG New Report 2021-09-17 145824
APO-ACYCLOVIR - TAB 400MG APOTEX INC Actual shortage 400MG New Report 2021-09-17 145818
BENZTROPINE OMEGA OMEGA LABORATORIES LIMITED Actual shortage 1MG New Report 2021-09-17 145816
APO-TIMOP APOTEX INC Anticipated shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2021-09-17 130810
OMNIPAQUE 180 GE HEALTHCARE CANADA INC Resolved 388MG Updated Report 2021-09-17 144584
OCTOSTIM LIQ INJ. 15MCG/ML FERRING INC Resolved 15MCG Updated Report 2021-09-17 136022
MAXALT RPD ORGANON CANADA INC. Actual shortage 5MG Updated Report 2021-09-17 145497
FAMOTIDINE OMEGA -(WITHOUT PRESERVATIVE) OMEGA LABORATORIES LIMITED Actual shortage 10MG Updated Report 2021-09-16 144953

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
ALIMTA ELI LILLY CANADA INC Discontinued 500MG Updated Report 2021-09-18 136207
GLYXAMBI BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE To be discontinued 5MG 25MG Updated Report 2021-09-17 139877
VALSARTAN SIVEM PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Discontinued 40MG New Report 2021-09-09 145415
ATROPINE SULFATE INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 0.5MG Updated Report 2021-09-08 145250
DOXORUBICIN PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 2MG Updated Report 2021-09-07 145256
VIRACEPT PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 625MG New Report 2021-09-03 145167
VIRACEPT -250MG PFIZER CANADA ULC To be discontinued 250MG New Report 2021-09-03 145163
TOBRAMYCIN INHALATION SOLUTION SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Discontinued 300MG New Report 2021-09-02 145015
NEO-MEDROL ACNE LOTION PFIZER CANADA ULC Discontinued 100MG 2.5MG 2.5MG 50MG Updated Report 2021-09-02 141521
KIDROLASE JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS FRANCE SAS Discontinued 10000UNIT Updated Report 2021-09-01 108355