Medisave.ca is a Canadian pharmacy that also sells medicine dispensed in other countries. They say that they offer some of the most affordable prescription drugs available, but should you trust them with your next medical order? We look at what they have to offer customers.
|Licenses, and Approvals|
Domain Name Information
Information in the domain database for this Canadian website address shows that they have been registered for a long time. A website address that is registered for 20 years is far more likely to be legit.
The address is registered to a business in British Columbia, Canada. The business details given may not be the owner of the pharmacy, as they appear to be a domain name holding company.
The store does give a similar location to the address in the domain name records, so it seems like the same business. This is on a commercial estate in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. However, we cannot be completely certain this is the real address as we are unable to confirm it using Google maps.
As this pharmacy is located in Canada, they need to have some accreditation from that nation. A couple of regulatory seals from Canadian associations are displayed on the homepage.
Checking these regulatory seals shows that they are valid. This means that the pharmacy is sticking to correct pharmacy regulations which means they should keep customers safe. So if you’re ordering from this pharmacy, you will need to provide a valid prescription, and you can be secure in the knowledge that your personal information is safe.
However, all of this information is contradicted when we check with LegitScript. They consider this drugstore to be a rogue without the correct approvals to be in business.
This pharmacy offers a wide range of medications similar to what you would expect to find in a brick-and-mortar drugstore. They sell both brand and generic medications, though their prices aren’t the lowest.
The pharmacy gives an address in Canada where meds are dispensed and prescriptions dealt with, however, this isn’t the only place pills are dispensed.
This Canadian pharmacy also sells pills that are shipped from other countries. The fact that they are doing that can seem somewhat deceptive though they do tell you in advance which country your pills will be coming from. Despite this, they don’t give the exact address details of the pharmacies involved.
This does increase the risk that unreliable or counterfeit medicine could find its way into the supply chain. Countries involved in supplying medicine to customers of this Canadian store include:
■ New Zealand
■ United Kingdom
There could be other countries involved in supplying medicines to customers as well. The pharmacy says that these suppliers are licensed in their jurisdictions, but we are unable to confirm this.
Payment and Shipping
The pharmacy site is secure, and they will accept payments through the following methods:
■ International money orders
■ Personal checks
Shipping costs a total of $14, and this cost doesn’t appear to change no matter where in the world your order is dispensed. Orders that are fulfilled in Canada, will take between 4 and 8 business days to arrive in the US. Orders from other countries can take between 14 and 18 business days to arrive, however.
The above prices and delivery times are for orders made from the United States. They do also deliver to other countries though there is a minimum shipping charge of $25, and there could also be other restrictions.
The pharmacy doesn’t have any MediSave.ca reviews on their website. And despite this pharmacy having been online for a long time, there aren’t many testimonials available elsewhere.
There is a comment on Yelp that praises the drugstore, though the general lack of feedback isn’t encouraging. However, this does show that some customers have been receiving a good service from the store.
While this pharmacy appears to be a safe place to purchase your medicines, they are a fair way from perfect. The store does have accreditation and is requiring customers to provide valid prescriptions.
But on the other hand, their website does look rather old-fashioned, and the medication is coming from multiple worldwide locations. Overall we give this pharmacy a trust rating of 65%.