AdvPharmacy.com is a Canadian online pharmacy which claims to have been operating since 2000. They say that customer care is their top priority and even have an app to help your order. We investigate this drugstore to find out if they can really be trusted to provide safe medication.
|Business Name||ADV-Care Pharmacy Inc.|
|Business Address||195 Riviera Dr. Unit #2, Markham, Ontario, CANADA, L3R 5J6|
|Country of origin of medications||Canada|
|Countries where warehouses are located||Canada|
|Phone numbers/customer support||Tel: 1-888-471-4721|
|Medication counterfeiting||Not enough information|
|Compliance with storage requirements during transportation (temperature, humidity and other factors)||Not enough information|
|Risk of poisoning||No|
Licenses, Certificates and Approvals
|CIPA, Canadian International Pharmacy Association||No|
|HHS, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services||No|
|FDA, U.S. Food and Drug Administration||No|
|NABP, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy||No|
|LegitScript Legal List||No|
|DEA, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration||No|
|OCP, Ontario College of Pharmacists||Yes|
|PGEU GPUE, Pharmaceutical Group of European Union||No|
|PharmacyChecker Verification Program||Yes|
More Information About Website
|Check Order Status||Yes|
|Shipping Cost (Trackable Canada Expresspost)||$17.50|
|Free shipping||Yes (only inside Canada with minimum order)|
|Safety Payment (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure)||No|
advpharmacy.com Coupon Code
Domain advpharmacy.com - Whois
|Registrant Name||ADV-Care Pharmacy Inc.|
The domain name information for this website tells us that the address was registered in 2010 and expires in 2020. This length of registration normally suggests that this site is more likely to be a legit online pharmacy. Scam pharmacies tend not to be registered for very long and they don’t expect to be around for a long time.
The domain is registered to ‘ADV-Care Pharmacy Inc.’ which is what we would expect. It is good to see they aren’t using a privacy service to keep their details out of the public records.
The previous domain name was registered in 2000, so the pharmacy doesn’t lie when says that it has been operating since 2000.
Business Name and Address
When you are looking to find a trustworthy online pharmacy to buy your medication it is reassuring to find a contact address and business name. Often, untrustworthy online drugstores use fake addresses to hide where they are really based. When checking this store we do find an address which is easy to find on the site. It is a real address of a pharmacy in Ontario, Canada.
The main regulatory association in CIPA (the Canadian International Pharmacy Association) and they make sure that the online pharmacy is using best practice to ensure patient confidentiality among other standards. It turns out that they are not a registered member of this association.
They do show seals on their site for PharmacyChecker.com and this is used correctly as they are registered. Pharmacy Checker ensures prescriptions are dispensed by verified pharmacies and that there are customer data and transaction security.
They have been reviewed by LegitScript.com but they haven’t been given a clean bill of health. They are classified as an unapproved Internet pharmacy.
Medication on Sale
This online pharmacy has quite a good range of treatments and offers both brand name pills as well as generic varieties. Prices, though, aren’t the cheapest we have seen online.
Brand and generic medications are clearly marked as such. It is often a problem with more dubious online stores who try to confuse brand and generic pills, presumably so they can charge more.
Drugs are dispensed from the real-world Canadian pharmacy store at the business address given on the site.
You will need to provide a prescription to order most drugs from this store. If your doctor isn’t licensed to practice in Canada a Canadian doctor will review your case to authorize your prescription. You need to have your doctor fax the prescription to ADV Pharmacy, you can’t do it yourself.
You are required to fill in a drug interaction review to make sure the drugs you want to buy are safe to take with other medications you have been prescribed. This is then reviewed by a doctor before your medication will be dispensed.
Unfortunately, we haven’t found any AdvPharmacy.com discount codes.
Payments and Delivery
Medication can be purchased using:
- Credit cards
- International money order
E-check payments take an additional two days to clear.
Shipping costs and times vary depending on your location. Deliveries in Canada cost either $7 or $16 for an expedited service. Delivery is in either 2 to 5 days or 24 to 48 hours for the speedier service. US delivery costs $17.50 and takes 5 to 10 days. Elsewhere costs $32 and takes 2 to 3 weeks. Delivery is free in Canada for orders over $89.
They also offer shipping insurance. On orders up to $100 this is free, up to $500 it costs $5, up to $800 costs $10 and for orders up to $1000 the insurance costs $15.
If you have any complaints with this pharmacy they have an online form, customer service email address, four different phone numbers and an address you can write to.
It is normally very useful to read the opinions of previous customers to find out how good the online pharmacy really is. Do they really stick to their promises and are their drugs as expected? Customer feedback can often give you the answers to such questions and provide you with more confidence in the pharmacy. The owners of scam online drugstores know that good feedback leads to more sales, so sometimes they resort to fake reviews to make their store look more reliable than it really is.
There is a page on PharmacyChecker.com for AdvPharmacy.com reviews. The reviews found on this page are very good, with 5-star ratings from everybody. We have checked the reviews and they appear to be genuine.
Almost all of the customer reviews we have seen for this online drugstore gives them top marks without any complaints, they give a real address where they operate and they have been around for a long time. It isn’t all great news though, there are some concerns over accreditation, with no approval from CIPA or LegitScript.
Based on our findings we give a rating of 4.2-stars out of a possible five.
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