OnlinePharmaciesCanada.com is a store that promises that you can shop with confidence and ease with them. They say that they are certified, taking care of your personal information and privacy when you use the store. We review the services they are offering to find out if what they say is true and if they can be trusted with your medical orders.
|Date of Registry||2002-07-01|
|Drugstore Name||Online Pharmacies Canada|
|Other||IPABC, Pharmacy Checker|
|E-Check or Personal Check||✔|
|American Express, Western Union||✔|
Domain Name Information
It is possible to check on the registration of most website addresses. A check-in the Whois database shows that this domain name was registered a long time ago.
They have been around since 2002 and this makes it far more likely that this is a legit pharmacy. Unreliable pharmacies would normally have been closed down by authorities long before now.
What isn’t as good to find is that the owner of the store has chosen to use a domain privacy service to make sure that their name and address can’t be seen in the records. For obvious reasons, this is something normally associated with unreliable drugstores and isn’t normally what we would hope to find with a legit store.
This pharmacy store does give an address for a dispensing pharmacy in BC, Canada. They also provide an address for the business which operates the store. Though on checking this turns out to be a UPS Store location and not the offices that were expected.
They also fail to provide a business name for who operates the pharmacy only giving “Online Pharmacies Canada” which isn’t a real business name.
This pharmacy display seals from CIPA, IPABC and Pharmacy Checker on the main page of their store. When we check that these seals are legitimately used on the site we can see that they are correctly using the CIPA seal.
We are able to see that they are also correctly registered with the other associations where they claim membership. This is a good sign of a reliable pharmacy which shows they are trying to do things in a correct and safe way.
Despite these correct regulatory approvals, LegitScript isn’t happy and give them the rating of unapproved. This means that they don’t meet the high standards which LegitScript requires to make sure they are operating in a safe manner for their customers.
This pharmacy offers a wide range of generic medications to customers. While the prices we find here are lower than normally expected from a real-world pharmacy store in the US, they aren’t the cheapest we see.
While they do list a lot of drugs on their store many of them aren’t actually available when you go to buy the pills. Another issue with this pharmacy is that not all the drugs are dispatched from Canada as you might expect. Pills are also dispensed from:
- New Zealand
This could present a problem, as it is going to be more likely that fake or low-quality pills could enter the system. There is a worldwide problem with low-quality drugs that do harm to people’s health and there could be a risk here.
On the bright side, they do require a prescription for orders which need one. You are able to fax this to them or wait to be contacted by customer support following placing your order.
Payment and Shipping
The store’s pages are secured with a valid SSL certificate to make sure your information can’t be seen by others when you enter information on the site. They accept payment through the following methods:
- American Express
- Personal checks
- Certified checks
- International money orders
They only ship products to the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico. Shipping costs $9.95 per order, though there can be additional charges if your order requires special shipping methods.
Checking the views of previous customers isn’t a bad way to work out if a store is legit. There are quite a few OnlinePharmaciesCanada.com reviews found when we check. The feedback is mixed but there seems to be more negative than positive towards the service provided.
Some people are happy with the savings they have found from using the store, though even then reporting longer shipping times than expected. Most of the negative comments also mention the long wait for delivery as well as other issues with the pharmacy.
This pharmacy does have some regulations to make sure customers’ information and financial details are kept safe when they shop with the store. They also have been in business for a long time which should mean you get a better service from the pharmacy. It isn’t all positive, however, with some damning customer feedback and transparency issues.