Canadaonlinehealth.ca is an online pharmacy which uses the tag line “Affordable healthcare solutions you can trust”. They also promote their core values which include safety, integrity, trust and customer service. We
investigate this store to find out if these promises really hold water and if you should consider purchasing your medication with them.
306-1500 14th Street SW
Canada T3C 1C9
|Country of origin of medications||Canada|
|Countries where warehouses are located||Canada|
|Phone numbers/customer support||+1-888-230-3889|
|Cross-border smuggling addressed to the receiver||Low Possibility|
|Medication counterfeiting||Low Possibility|
|Risk of poisoning||Low Possibility|
Licenses, Certificates and Approvals
|CIPA, Canadian International Pharmacy Association||Yes|
|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||Status: unapproved|
|DEA, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration||No|
|EMA, European Medicines Agency||No|
|PGEU GPUE, Pharmaceutical Group of European Union||No|
|PharmacyChecker Verification Program||No|
More Information About Website
|Check Order Status||Yes|
|Safety Payment (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure)||Yes|
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- 1 Review
- 2 CanadaOnlineHealth.ca Reviews and Testimonials
- 3 Conclusion
- 4 Possible alternatives
The information found in the domain name record shows us that this website address was only created last year. Websites which have a shorter track record of business are more naturally going to be more of a risk when you shop with them.
The website for this online drugstore looks very professional and legit. They have a logo which matches the domain name, the pages are clearly laid out and the site is easy to use.
Business Name and Address
Legit businesses don’t have a problem with providing their contact information to customers. There is a contact address in the footer section of the store.
The only business name they give is ‘CanadaOnlineHealth’. If this was a genuine business name we would expect something like LLC, Limited or Corporation written after it. This may be a ‘doing business as’ name, but they should provide information about the registered business behind it.
When we check the address they provide on their site, we find it isn’t an office location as we might have been expecting. The address actually belongs to a UPS Store.
Legal Approvals and Certifications
This store appears to be based in Canada, they, therefore, should be following the regulations for which are available for Canadian online pharmacies. The most well-known regulatory association in Canada is called CIPA (the Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
They are displaying a seal from CIPA and clicking on this seal opens up a window to the CIPA site. This confirms that they are members of the association as they claim.
Medications on Sale
This online drugstore sells both generic and brand name pills. Though you may imagine that the drugs are dispensed in Canada, because of the name of the store, this isn’t entirely true.
Many medications are available from an affiliated Canadian pharmacy but you can also buy pills from other parts of the world. They use fulfillment centers in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand as well as Canada. They do tell you where the pills will be coming from before you place your order, however.
They do require a valid prescription, you can either send it in the post or upload it to their site. If you are ordering a prescription drug from Canada, a pharmacist will contact you to offer a free consultation to answer any questions you may have about the pills you are buying.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a coupon code that you can enter at the checkout for a discount at this store.
Payments and Deliveries
This store’s checkout pages are secured with a valid SSL certificate to make sure your financial information can’t be stolen when entering it on the site.
You can pay for your medication using:
- American Express
- Paypal or electronic transfer in special circumstances
Standard shipping is free to North American addresses. You pay $26 for express shipping or $12 to receive tracking information for your order.
This pharmacy says that they have a call center to handle customer inquiries, they even provide the opening times of customer support. It does seem that this is genuine as they direct you to call their number to complete your order.
You can also email, fill in an online form or write to them using their postal address. The options available seem to suggest that customer support is good for this online pharmacy.
Social Media Accounts
This business operates 4 social media accounts to promote their business and communicate with customers. They have accounts with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. The accounts have a small following on most platforms except Pinterest where they only have a single follower.
This social media presence suggests that this is more likely to be a legit business as pharmacies which are trying to rip people off don’t normally go to these lengths.
CanadaOnlineHealth.ca Reviews and Testimonials
When we evaluate online pharmacies it can be very revealing to read the thoughts of previous customers. When we look for CanadaOnlineHealth.ca reviews we find that there are seven comments from customers on the store’s own pages.
Our assessment of these testimonials is that they do appear to be genuine. Running a search on parts of these comments doesn’t show that they have been posted elsewhere.
As we have already shown, this store has been operated for less than a year and finding many testimonials for such a new business could be suspicious. They may have asked customers to give them feedback or if these testimonials were unsolicited it would suggest that they have a large number of customers.
We also find that this business has claimed their Trustpilot page, though there aren’t any testimonials there. On the store’s Facebook page there have been a few customer ratings given.
All of the three customer posts were created in August 2018, two were posted on the same day, the 25th. When we check on this, we find that one of these people seems to work for a very similar online pharmacy.
Often the businesses behind these stores operate multiple pharmacy sites so this person may work as a customer representative for this operation. This isn’t exactly an impartial customer testimony and may suggest an effort to manipulate the feedback to make them look better.
There are a number of things which suggest that this is a reliable business. They have regulation, the customer support seems genuine and they have some positive feedback that seems to be real.
Things aren’t completely perfect with this pharmacy though. We don’t know who operates this store and they don’t provide a business name or genuine operating location. Ultimately, the company behind this store may not even be a Canadian business.
We find ourselves coming to the conclusion that we should award 3.6 stars out of 5 to this online pharmacy.
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We provide highly relevant information about these pharmacies, which allows you to choose where to shop for your medication and decide what establishments to stay away from. Our content is periodically updated with information about both existing and upcoming online pharmacies.
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