Zavamed.com is the owner of a small network of online pharmacies. They claim to have doctors working for them to keep you safe, but is ZavaMed legit? We investigate this business to get to the truth.
|Business Name||Health Bridge Ltd.|
3 Angel Square, 4th Floor
1 Torrens Street
London EC1V 1NY
|Country of origin of medications||UK|
|Countries where warehouses are located||UK|
|Phone numbers/customer support||020 3588 0292|
|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|
|GPS, General Pharmaceutical Council||Yes|
|MHRA, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency||Yes|
|NABP, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy||No|
|LegitScript Legal List||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||No|
|Shipping Cost (Standard airmail service)||Free|
|Safety Payment (HyperText Transfer Protocol Secure)||Yes|
zavamed.com Coupon Code
zavamed.com - Whois
|Registrant Name||No Information|
|Admin Name||No Information|
|Tech Name||No Information|
Domain Name Information
This site address was registered in 2015 and has less than one year to run before it needs renewal. This short amount of time left on the registration can suggest a less trustworthy business. A privacy service has also been used to hide their contact information which isn’t good.
Zavamed operates in six European countries with two brands. They use the DrEd brand in Ireland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. They use the Zava brand in France and the UK and seem to be in the process of changing all their sites over to this brand. Unfortunately, there isn’t a ZavaMed USA site, though, and their other sites don’t dispatch pills to North America.
The business name and address is easy to find on the website and this is a good sign of a legit business. However, the name Zava is just a trading name, the real name of the business which operates this store is actually called Health Bridge Limited. A check on the UK Government site, Companies House, shows us that this is a real business based at the same address as shown on the site.
This company is based in the UK, which means that they have to adhere to the British and European rules for the selling of medicine online. The European rules mean that the online pharmacy needs to be registered with a Government agency and to display the common distance selling logo on their site.
When checking with the agency which governs online pill sellers in the UK we find that they are correctly registered and this registration covers them for all their sites. They are also displaying the logo as they are required and so they are operating legally.
They are also correctly registered with the Care Quality Commission. The CQC visits and audits the company to make sure the doctor service offered is safe, effective, caring, well-led and responsive. Zava was found to meet all these criteria and was operating in accordance with the appropriate regulations.
The drugs are dispensed from their own pharmacy, located at the same address as their offices. This pharmacy is regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council and we find that they are correctly registered.
The sites don’t offer too many different medications, focusing mainly on treatments which can be prescribed remotely. A prescription is required for medicine from this pharmacy, but since this site offers doctor consultations you don’t need to have a prescription from your own doctor before ordering.
Payment and Shipping
The sites across the Zava network are all secure and you can use credit cards to make purchases. Shipping takes between one and three days and is free in the UK, Germany and Ireland.
The opinions of previous customers can often reveal if an online pharmacy is really worth trusting with your medical needs. The ZavaMed sites do have customer reviews featured on their site. These reviews are all positive, which isn’t surprising as the site chooses which comments to post. Sometimes pharmacy sites post fake reviews to their own sites to make you think they are more reliable and trustworthy than they really are. It is normally better to trust customer feedback which has been posted to independent review sites.
When looking for ZavaMed.com reviews, or ZavaMed avis if you were looking for French reviews, we do find reviews on independent sites. Sites such as Trustpilot do have many pages of reviews and these customer comments are mostly very good.
These reviews seem to be genuine comments from real customers and there are a lot of them. Over 1,300 customer comments, most of which are verified customers, have been posted to Trustpilot. The overall rating is ‘Excellent’, with 85% of customers giving the online pharmacy that rating.
Even former employees have good things to say about the business on job review sites. With doctors and support staff who worked for Zava, leaving mostly good comments about their time working for the company.
ZavaMed’s network of sites offer good regulation and great customer reviews. It isn’t all perfect, though, there are some issues with hiding their contact details and the lack of worldwide dispatching of medicine.
We award this business 3.4 stars out of five.
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