Medsvilla.com is an online pharmacy offering 24/7 customer support and claiming that their customers love them. Our look into what they have to offer, however, suggests that there are more problems than might first appear obvious.
|Business Address||201, Second Floor, Billenium Bussiness Corner, Surat, Gujarat|
|Country of origin of medications||India|
|Countries where warehouses are located||India|
|Phone numbers/customer support||+1-631-343-5020|
|Cross-border smuggling addressed to the receiver||Strong possibility|
|Medication counterfeiting||Strong possibility|
|Risk of poisoning||Strong 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||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|
|From||Pakistan, India, etc|
|Shipping Cost (Trackable service)||$30|
|Safety Payment (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure)||Yes|
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medsvilla.com - Whois
Domain Name Information
The details we find in the domain name records for this online pharmacy show that this store is pretty new. The domain name was registered in April 2019, and we have found that the newer pharmacy, the more likely it is to be a scam.
There is some information in the domain name records about who owns this address. It tells us that the owner is in Gujarat, India. This is better than we see with a lot of online pharmacies, however, who use methods to hide their registration information.
Business Contact Details
This pharmacy does provide a business address on their site. This tells us that they are located in India. This information lines up with what we found in the domain name records, and this is a legit sign.
Checking this address shows they are situated on the outskirts of the city of Surat on the west coast of India, about 150 miles north of Mumbai.
On the refunds and returns page of the website, there is a mention of an order being placed to ArrowMeds. A check on this shows that there is indeed another online pharmacy called ArrowMeds.com, and they are also located in Surat.
Their address is slightly different, but it turns out it is just a short distance up the road from the location given for Meds Villa. This seems to show that the two businesses are operated by the same people and that they copied text from one site to another.
The store provides no information to show that they are correctly regulated to operate their business. They don’t feature any regulatory seals on the site and don’t make any mention of being approved to operate their business in India.
A check with LegitScript indicates this pharmacy shouldn’t be trusted. They have been given the lowest classification of a rogue online pharmacy, showing that they don’t have the correct accreditation to sell to customers in the countries they operate.
The range of medications for sale on this pharmacy is fairly limited. They mostly stick to generic brands, and their prices are fairly low. They are selling treatments for:
- Skin disorders
- Men’s health
When checking the product pages of the pills they sell, they do give information about the manufacturer. This is something good to see and could mean the pills are safer from this drugstore than some others.
The pharmacy does state that customers have to send prescriptions to them before they will complete their order. However, this will mean mailing your prescription to India.
On top of this problem, their mailing address appears to have a couple of spelling mistakes. And overall, we doubt that this statement is really true. It is likely that if you order from this pharmacy, you will not be asked to provide a valid prescription for the medication, and they will send it anyway.
Payment and Shipping
The pages of this pharmacy are secured with a valid SSL certificate. The ordering process seems a little strange for this pharmacy. You have to wait for an email from them, which doesn’t seem to happen automatically, and then click a link to pay. They seem to take payment through PayPal.
Shipping from this pharmacy will cost you a flat fee of $30.
There are MedsVilla.com reviews on the site itself as well as on Trustpilot. On the front page of their site when linking to Trustpilot, they claim that their customers love them.
However, when we check the Trustpilot page this isn’t entirely true. A quarter of their customers give them the lowest mark of 1 star. Those customers certainly don’t love them, thinking them a scam.
This Indian based pharmacy is a bit of a mixed bag. They do provide some details which are good, but unfortunately, this is outweighed by the bad. They have too many negative customer reviews, no regulatory approval, and there have to be some doubts about their ability to provide customers with a great service.
We only give this drugstore 1.8 star and encourage you to look elsewhere for the provision of your medication.
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