Mednow.ca is a Canadian pharmacy that offers doctor consultations for free to customers. They offer immediate access to pharmacists without needing to wait in line. We look at what the drugstore provides to find out if they will make a good choice for customers.
|Business Address||629 Eastern Ave|
Toronto, ON, M4M 1E3
|Country of origin of medications||Canada|
|Countries where warehouses are located||Canada|
|Phone numbers/customer support||+1-855-633-6691|
|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||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||Yes|
|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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mednow.ca - Whois
Domain Name Information
This pharmacy has been online since 2018 as shown in the domain name records. This could be a risk as stores without much history have an increased chance of not being legit. Though countering this problem is the long registration, with the domain not needing to be renewed until 2028.
There is information about who owns this domain in the records. This lets us know that the owner is located in Ontario, Canada. While it does give an individual’s name instead of a business name, this should increase the chance of the store being safe.
Checking on the site, the business gives us 4 addresses for the locations they use in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Dartmouth across Canada. These are the sort of business details we would expect to find for a Canadian pharmacy business, and so make the store seem more legit.
When we check the addresses, we find that they are genuine pharmacy stores. This increases the chances that this pharmacy is operating a safe service for its customers.
The pharmacy does have multiple colleges of pharmacists logos on their site as well as a regulatory seal from LegitScript. However, when we click on most of these seals they only open the homepage at the pharmacy website in a new tab.
This isn’t what should be happening, and we would expect to be linked to a college of pharmacy website where we can validate that they have accreditation. These broken links are unexpected and do not paint the pharmacy in a good light.
The link for LegitScript does work, however, and allows us to confirm that they are certified by the organization. This shows that the pharmacy has the correct legal approval to be selling medication to Canadians.
The online store offers a range of medical products and treatments for customers. This includes:
- Pain relief
- Cough and cold
- Family planning
- Men’s health
While the pharmacy does offer over-the-counter medicines, prescription services are also offered. The website allows you to schedule a consultation using either a video call or a phone call. This should ensure that medicine is safely prescribed to customers of the store, without the need for them to travel to their local doctor’s office.
This service connects customers to registered Canadian doctors, allowing them to diagnose, offer advice, and write prescriptions where appropriate.
These virtual care consultations don’t actually cost patients anything. Instead, consultations are covered by OHIP, IFH, and UHIP. And even if customers are uninsured, the consultation is also offered for free.
Since the medicines are dispensed from genuine Canadian pharmacy locations, we feel confident in saying the meds provided are safe. Prices on the pharmacy site are what you would expect from a traditional drugstore, without the discount we normally see online.
Payment and Shipping
The pharmacy site is secure, and you can pay for your medication, if not covered by health insurance, using PayPal.
The pharmacy provides Canada-wide delivery for free to customers ordering prescriptions. Same-day free shipping is offered if you live near one of their pharmacy locations. Outside of that, you can expect delivery to take between 1 and 3 days.
Non-prescription drugs could incur a delivery charge unless ordered at the same time as prescription drugs or reaching an order value of at least $50.
On the homepage of the pharmacy, they claim to have over 200 MedNow.ca reviews on Google. However, when we check they don’t quite have that number, instead, having 169.
Though the feedback they do have seems to be genuine and they’ve received top marks from everybody. Customers seem pleased with how quick and efficient service is, and are also happy with the delivery offered.
Our look at this pharmacy shows that they are selling genuine meds, have genuine customer feedback, and appear to offer a reliable service. There are many good reasons to use this store if you are located in Canada.
However, there are some issues with broken links and the prices could be better, so we give them 3.6 stars.
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