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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
WASP VENOM PROTEIN MULTIDOSE 13.0 ML (1300 MCG) JUBILANT HOLLISTERSTIER LLC Anticipated shortage Updated Report 2020-01-23 104171
VENOMIL MIXED VESPID VENOM PROTEIN (360MCG) JUBILANT HOLLISTERSTIER LLC Anticipated shortage Updated Report 2020-01-23 104168
VENOMIL YELLOW JACKET VENOM PROTEIN (120MCG) JUBILANT HOLLISTERSTIER LLC Anticipated shortage Updated Report 2020-01-23 104165
VENOMIL YELLOW HORNET VENOM PROTEIN (120MCG) JUBILANT HOLLISTERSTIER LLC Anticipated shortage Updated Report 2020-01-23 104162
VENOMIL WHITE-FACED HORNET VENOM PROTEIN (120MCG) JUBILANT HOLLISTERSTIER LLC Anticipated shortage Updated Report 2020-01-23 104159
VENOMIL WASP VENOM PROTEIN (120MCG) JUBILANT HOLLISTERSTIER LLC Anticipated shortage 120MCG Updated Report 2020-01-23 104154
HYMENOPTERA VENOM PRODUCT-MIXED VESPID VENOM PROTEIN (1650 MCG) JUBILANT HOLLISTERSTIER LLC Anticipated shortage 550MCG 550MCG 550MCG Updated Report 2020-01-23 104150
HYMENOPTERA VENOM PRODUCT-WHITE-FACED HORNET VENOM PROTEIN (550 MCG) JUBILANT HOLLISTERSTIER LLC Anticipated shortage 550MCG Updated Report 2020-01-23 104146
HYMENOPTERA VENOM PRODUCT-WASP VENOM PROTEIN (550 MCG) JUBILANT HOLLISTERSTIER LLC Anticipated shortage 550MCG Updated Report 2020-01-23 104052
MINIMS CYCLOPENTOLATE HYDROCHLORIDE 1% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Resolved 1% Updated Report 2020-01-23 95876
AVALIDE SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 300MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 89482
MINIMS PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 0.5% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Anticipated shortage 0.5% New Report 2020-01-23 104139
AVAPRO SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 95797
AVALIDE SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 12.5MG 150MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 95800
AVAPRO SANOFI-AVENTIS CANADA INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 100061
ALTACE VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 1.25MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 104130
LOPROX CREAM VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 1% Updated Report 2020-01-23 104125
ETIBI BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Anticipated shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 85828
ROFACT BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Anticipated shortage 300MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 93246
COPHYLAC BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Anticipated shortage 10MG 20MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 101027
TOPICORT MILD BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Resolved 0.05% Updated Report 2020-01-23 101021
NORITATE BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 1% Updated Report 2020-01-23 102996
TOPICORT GEL BAUSCH HEALTH, CANADA INC. Actual shortage 0.05% Updated Report 2020-01-23 96017
EDARBI VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 40MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 103031
MANERIX VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 98652
PRISTIQ PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 100MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 102502
XERESE VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 5% 1% Updated Report 2020-01-23 102991
ARISTOCORT R VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 0.1% Updated Report 2020-01-23 93516
QVAR VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 50MCG Updated Report 2020-01-23 97065
EDARBYCLOR VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Resolved 12.5MG 40MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 98634
DERMATOP EMOLLIENT CREAM VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Resolved 0.1% Updated Report 2020-01-23 101012
BENZACLIN TOPICAL GEL VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Actual shortage 5% 1% Updated Report 2020-01-23 101015
MINIMS ATROPINE SULPHATE 1% VALEANT CANADA LP/VALEANT CANADA S.E.C. Resolved 1% Updated Report 2020-01-23 103027
PRIVA-CELECOXIB PHARMAPAR INC Actual shortage 200MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 100883
COZAAR MERCK CANADA INC Anticipated shortage 50MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 103686
DIPYRIDAMOLE INJECTION, USP FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Anticipated shortage 5MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 104082
MYLAN-VERAPAMIL SR MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Anticipated shortage 120MG New Report 2020-01-23 104079
MOVISSE MYLAN PHARMACEUTICALS ULC Resolved 0.35MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 91044
TIMOPTIC-XE PURDUE PHARMA Actual shortage 0.5% Updated Report 2020-01-23 103337
ZYTRAM XL PURDUE PHARMA Actual shortage 150MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 103343
MYLERAN ASPEN PHARMACARE CANADA INC. Resolved 2MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 99609
MAR-RANITIDINE MARCAN PHARMACEUTICALS INC Actual shortage 300MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 103929
GD-AMLODIPINE/ATORVASTATIN GENMED A DIVISION OF PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 10MG 80MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 103957
PRADAXA BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (CANADA) LTD LTEE Actual shortage 110MG New Report 2020-01-22 104069
VINORELBINE INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage Updated Report 2020-01-22 103722
MANNITOL INJECTION USP PFIZER CANADA ULC Actual shortage 250MG Updated Report 2020-01-22 76861
VINORELBINE INJECTION FRESENIUS KABI CANADA LTD Actual shortage Updated Report 2020-01-22 103730
METOPROLOL SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 100MG New Report 2020-01-22 104049
METOPROLOL SANIS HEALTH INC Anticipated shortage 50MG New Report 2020-01-22 104046
SANDOZ RIZATRIPTAN ODT SANDOZ CANADA INCORPORATED Resolved 5MG Updated Report 2020-01-22 100833

Discontinuation Reports

Brand name Company Name Status Strength Update Date Updated View Report
DIANEAL PD 101 CAPD SOLUTION W 2.5% DEXTROSE BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 392MG 2.5G 15.2MG 23.9MG 567MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 91399
DIANEAL PD4 CAPD SOLUTION WITH 1.5% DEXTROSE AND 2.5MEQ/L CALCIUM BAXTER CORPORATION To be discontinued 448MG 1.5G 5.08MG 18.3MG 538MG Updated Report 2020-01-23 91388
TEVA-DEFERASIROX TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 250MG New Report 2020-01-21 103796
TEVA-DEFERASIROX TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 125MG New Report 2020-01-21 103791
TEVA-TRAVOPROST Z OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 0.004% New Report 2020-01-21 103788
TEVA-ATENOLOL/CHLORTHALIDONE TEVA CANADA LIMITED Discontinued 25MG 100MG New Report 2020-01-21 103781
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