With many Canadians depending on critical medications for treatment of illnesses or disorders, any kind of shortage or discontinuity without prior knowledge can cause serious issues. Health Canada has acknowledged this issue announcing that soon it will be mandatory for all drug companies to report any kind of shortage or discontinuity of their drug products by using a specific user-friendly website and app. These will make this important information public knowledge and will replace the current system of reporting drug shortages or discontinuity, which is currently through voluntary web based entries. Contractors are currently developing this new reporting system, which is said to have a better notification system and mobile access for users. Health Canada has also mentioned that during this time, they will continue to report statuses of drug shortages and discontinuities by maintaining contact with drug companies to keep up to date on this important information.
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