Tier 3 Drug Shortages

Tier 3 drug shortages are those that have the greatest potential impact on Canada's drug supply and health care system. Impact is based on low availability of alternative supplies, ingredients or therapies. The Tier Assignment Committee (TAC), composed of federal and provincial/territorial governments, healthcare professionals, and industry stakeholders, makes recommendations on the tier assignment of drug shortages. The TAC assessment includes:

  • a review of the information gathered on the shortage issue, and
  • a thorough discussion on its potential impact and next steps.

Below are the newest and most recently updated active ingredients that have been designated as Tier 3 shortages. Click on the active ingredient to see a list of the associated Tier 3 drug shortage and/or discontinuation reports.

Active Ingredient

25 active ingredients found

Alprostadil Sterile Solution

solution

Aminophylline

solution

Apomorphine Hydrochloride

solution

Apomorphine Hydrochloride

film, soluble

ARGATROBAN

solution

ASPARAGINASE - ERWINASE

powder for solution

BUPIVACAINE HYDROCHLORIDE

solution

CALCITONIN

solution

Calcium Chloride Injection

solution

Calcium Chloride Injection

liquid

CHOLESTYRAMINE RESIN

powder for suspension

CISATRACURIUM

solution

COLESEVELAM HYDROCHLORIDE

tablet

COLESEVELAM HYDROCHLORIDE

powder for suspension

COLESTIPOL

granules

DEXTROSE INJECTION

solution

Dipyridamole Injection

liquid

Dipyridamole Injection

solution

Eluxadoline

tablet

GLUCAGON

powder for solution

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