PlanetDrugsDirect.com is a Canadian online pharmacy which offers prescription, non-prescription and pet meds. They claim to have over 400,000 satisfied customers and provide shopping guarantees when you purchase with them. Our review of this pharmacy tries to discover if they are really are a great place to purchase your medicine.
|Pharmacy Name||Planet Drugs Direct|
|Licenses, and Approvals|
Domain Name Information
Looking at the domain name record for this drugstore we can see that they have been operating this site for a very long time.
The site name has been registered since the year 2000 and this is normally a decent indication that this is going to be a legit pharmacy site. Drugstores which haven’t been online for long risk a greater chance of being unreliable in our experience.
What is less good to discover is that the details of the business which registered the domain have been hidden in the records. A privacy service has been used to make sure the real information about the owner isn’t included in the record. This is commonly found in the records of unreliable stores and not ideally a good thing to find here.
Business Contact Details
It would be normal to expect a legit business to provide their business name and address on their store. This pharmacy does provide an address but it is only a PO box.
They provide the business name as well, in the footer of the site. The pharmacy is owned by Coastal Health Group Inc. and they also have a corporate site. This corporate site (Coastal-Health.com) gives two addresses for the location of this business in Barbados and Dubai.
While this pharmacy store gives the appearance of being a Canadian business they are actually based in Barbados and Dubai.
Related Pharmacy Stores
The business behind this drugstore site also operates another online pharmacy store. The site PharmStore.com is also using the same PO box address as this store and is also operated by the same business. There are obvious similarities between the stores, for example, using the same customer feedback service but the stores are not identical.
This drugstore shows a couple of regulatory seals for CIPA and Pharmacy Checker. We are able to click on these seals and be taken to the association site to check if the membership is still valid. A look on the CIPA site shows that the pharmacy is a valid member of the regulatory body.
They also display a seal from Pharmacy Checker. When we go to their site we find that this accreditation is also correct.
Despite this pharmacy regulation, when we check with LegitScript we find that they consider this store to be a rogue business. They have concluded that the store is not following the legal regulations for the safe selling of drugs online.
The pharmacy offers a good range of treatments. They sell generic and brand drugs which are dispensed from different pharmacy locations around the world. Pills are dispensed from:
■ New Zealand
The pharmacies in these locations are properly licensed in their particular country. This is confirmed by Pharmacy Checker, though the names of the drugstores aren’t provided.
They do require you provide a valid prescription before your pills will be dispensed to you.
Payment and Shipping
You can use major credit cards to complete purchases on this store. They offer a secure purchasing system with a valid security certificate and additional protection from Norton.
Shipping is free to the continental USA, elsewhere in the world you will be charged at least $19.95 per order. They don’t add any sales taxes to your order.
Customer comments feature prominently on the front page of the site. These PlanetDrugsDirect.com reviews are posted to what appears to be an independent feedback site called Canadian Pharmacy Reviews.
They have amassed over 35,000 customer comments with the majority being positive. They have an overall score of 4.7 out of five.
With so many customer comments it seems clear that the store is popular and also that these are genuine reviews. The only negative thing about this is that they are likely incentivizing people to post these comments in some way to have so many.
The large number of positive customer feedback in difficult to ignore and shows that this is likely to be a safe place to purchase your meds. They also operate within regulations and have been online for a long time.
It isn’t without its issues, though. They appear to be a Canadian business but it appears that they are based in Dubai and Barbados. We also don’t know much about where the pills are dispatched from. We give this store 80% of trust.