Medisave.ca is an online pharmacy which claims to be a leading Canadian drugs supplier. They say they provide secure online ordering and competitive prices. We investigate the details offered by this pharmacy to evaluate whether this is a safe place to purchase medication.
|Business Address||202A, 8322-130th Street Surrey, BC Canada V3W 8J9|
|Country of origin of medications||Canada|
|Countries where warehouses are located||Canada|
|Phone numbers/customer support||+1-877-888-3784|
|Cross-border smuggling addressed to the receiver||Low Possibility|
|Medication counterfeiting||Low Possibility|
|Risk of poisoning||Low Possibility|
Licenses, Certificates and Approvals
|, Canadian International Pharmacy Association||Yes|
|HHS, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services||No|
|FDA, U.S. Food and Drug Administration||No|
|, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy||No|
|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|
medisave.ca Coupon Code
|Registrar||easy DNS Technologies, Inc.|
|Registrant Name||Rolanda A. Guevara|
The domain name information for this Canadian address shows us that they have been around for a very long time. The address was registered in 2002 and doesn’t need to be renewed until 2022, both of these things are really positive things to find and suggest a legit business.
We are also able to see contact information for the registrant and administrator of the site. The registrant address is an address in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. The administrative contact is, perhaps surprisingly, for someone in Panama and for an organization called Farmacia Holdings Inc.
The design of the website is rather outdated and old fashioned. The copyright notification on the store says 2003-2019 and it is possible that the same website design has been used for all this time.
The old fashioned theme continues when it comes to ordering from this site. They still have options for you to print out forms so you can fax them back to sign up as a new customer.
Business Name and Address
Safe and trustworthy online pharmacies normally have a name and address on their site. This store has a mailing address on their contact page.
This mailing address is a genuine location of a call center which has been associated with a few other online drugstores. However, it is better to find the name and address of the business behind the store rather than just a call center, and they do also give addresses for corporate offices in the EU and Latin America.
The EU address for Candrug Management Services Limited seems to be a residential home in London. Interestingly, the postcode given on their site is incorrect, N11 3N3 isn’t a genuine postal code, it should actually be N11 3NE.
How could a business get their address details wrong like this? The answer is because it isn’t really their address. It turns out that this address is actually that of a business formations company. Anyone can use this address for their official business contact information for the fee of £59.99 per year and any mail is redirected.
This use of aaddress suggests that the owner of this store is really based in Panama. There are links to Panamanian addresses in the domain record as well as on the store and the company name given seems to be a genuine business.
This store uses seals from Canadian regulatory associations CIPA and IPABC. A check with these associations shows that they are indeed members and are allowed to display the seals.
This regulation means that the store will have a Canadian based real-world pharmacy that works with them in the process of dispensing medication. It should also ensure that customers are kept safe with secure data protection policies in place.
This drugstore has been reviewed by LegitScript and has been classified as a rogue online pharmacy. They believe the store is not complying with the law in the countries they sell medication to.
Medications on Sale
You are able to buy brand name pills as well as cheaper generic alternatives from this store. You might expect, that because this seems to be a Canadian business, that the drugs will be dispensed from a Canada based pharmacy.
This isn’t entirely true, however. Some drugs do come from Canada, others will be sent from Singapore, Turkey, India, Mauritius, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. They do tell you where the drugs are dispensed from when ordering, though.
The use of international fulfillment centers can lead to an increased chance of fake and counterfeit medication entering the supply chain of this pharmacy. This is an inevitable consequence of using fulfillment centers all over the world and is a concern.
A prescription is required to be sent in by either post or fax. Your doctor can fax the prescription directly or you can do it yourself and the fax number is toll-free. You are also required to send a copy of your ID, a driver’s license or birth certificate will do.
We don’t have a coupon code for this online pharmacy.
Payments and Deliveries
You are able to pay for drugs from this store using Mastercard, personal check and international money order. Most of the site isn’t covered by a valid SSL security certificate, but when it comes to entering details, fortunately, those pages do have a valid certificate.
Delivery will take 10 to 18 days at a standard cost of $14 for US addresses. Delivery to other countries is charged at a minimum of $25, but you will need to contact customer support to check for more information.
This store operates a call center in Canada so you would expect the customer support to be quite good. They have a toll-free US number, a fax number and email address for you to contact support in case you have any complaints.
Medisave.ca Reviews and Testimonials
As we have already shown, this store has been around for a long time. We would expect, therefore, to find many Medisave.ca reviews online. This hasn’t been the case. It has been difficult to find reports from previous customers.
We’ve found a few reviews, but they aren’t very recent. This one dates back to 2010 and seems to be from a genuine customer who is happy with the service they received.
This lack of customer testimonials is a concern and may suggest that the store doesn’t get many customers.
This online pharmacy has been around for a long time and we can’t find negative customer reviews for this store.
Also, they have the correct regulation for Canada and correctly require prescriptions before they will dispense drugs, but things aren’t all good.
The other side of not finding bad customer testimonies is that we can’t find many good ones either. There are also issues regarding the ownership of the store and the fact that the pills are dispensed from multiple countries.
It is, therefore, for these reasons, that we award this pharmacy 3.4 out of a possible five.
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