AdvPharmacy.com is an online Canadian drugstore that claims to offer comprehensive, customized and confidential pharmaceutical service on a one-to-one basis. They claim to be established in 1999 and all their products are of high-quality. They even show some legal certificates on the bottom of their Home page. We investigated the pharmacy to check how legit their claims were and whether they are indeed a reliable and trustworthy pharmacy.
|Owner Country||Canada, US|
|Name of Organisation||ADV Care Pharmacy|
|Licenses, Certificates and Approvals|
|Live Chat Option||no|
The Whois data of this pharmacy says the domain was first registered on 13th July 2010 and currently has an expiry date of 13th July 2021. This longer lifespan is one of the early indicators of a reliable business. However, the owner of this domain is using a privacy service to hide their identity which is common among rogue pharmacy businesses. The pharmacy also shares its server with 100 other websites and the pharmacy is currently operated from two countries – Canada and the United States.
The ScamAdviser data of this pharmacy says the owner of this business is ADV-Care Pharmacy Inc and the address given is a genuine one. However, the owner has not provided any more details about their whereabouts. Their contact details also seem to be in operation as we got a reply from both via telephone as well as their social media pages. This is a good sign for the pharmacy in building a reputable online business.
The pharmacy is showing several legal certificates obtained from the concerned authorities such as the Ontario College of Pharmacists and PharmacyChecker. We checked both the seals and found both the seals were genuine and legal. This means the pharmacy most likely sells good quality medicines which won’t cause much harm to human health. However, the concerns remain as they are not registered with CIPA, and LegitScript has not approved the pharmacy due to the concerns regarding their quality of drugs.
The pharmacy sells both generic and branded drugs and they maintain a wide range of medications. Both branded and generic medications are clearly marked as such and the drugs are dispensed from a real-world Canadian drugstore. The pharmacy also requires a valid prescription from a licensed Canadian doctor. You need to fill in a drug interaction review to ensure the drugs you want to purchase are safe to use along with your other medications. Then, a doctor will review it and once he is satisfied your drugs will be dispensed.
Another good sign for the pharmacy is the pricing of their products. Unlike, rogue pharmacies the pharmacy is not selling cheap drugs and their price is at par with their regular market rate. However, these drugs are not approved by the USFDA as their current regulations state that all prescribed drugs imported from a Canadian pharmacy by a legal U.S citizen will violate the law.
The pharmacy accepts the following payment options during checkout:
✔ Visa and Mastercard
✔ International Money Order
Unlike credit cards, E-Checks and International Money Order are not instant will take up to business days to clear. However, they don’t have an SSL certificate on their payment page making it less reliable even though they claim to offer customer bank-level security by using an IBM technology.
The pharmacy monitors all shipped packages to ensure the package is delivered within the stipulated period. The shipping within Canada is free on orders over $89. Apart from that, it will cost either $7 or $16 depending on the shipping option (Regular and Rush) you choose. The local shipments take 24 to 48 business hours and in Canada, it will take 2 to 5 business days. They also ship in the United States and some countries worldwide which is charged $32 and will take 2 to 3 weeks to deliver.
Although the pharmacy does not have its testimonial page, its PharmacyChecker profile page has several reviews which include both positive and negative reviews. These are most likely to be genuine testimonials as they are being posted on a legal authority website.
Even though we got a mixed feeling throughout our investigation, the pharmacy is most likely to be a legit business. However, they don’t have legal approval from CIPA and LegitScript has not cleared the website either. The pharmacy also doesn’t have an SSL certificate on its payment getaway. Considering all these, we will advise you to apply caution when purchasing their drugs and don’t disclose too much information about you. We give this pharmacy a 3.5 out of 5 stars based on our research.