NetMeds.com is an Indian online pharmacy that claims to sell over 25,000 different products on its website. Apart from the products displayed on the drugstore website you can also upload your prescription with ease and try to order prescription drugs not currently shown. You can get get in contact with the admins behind the website however you need to first make an account on this pharmaceutical website. In this article, we are going to be thoroughly double checking all the claims made by this online drugstore so you can make an informed decision if this is the correct choice for you.
|Name of Organisation||Netmeds Marketplace Limited|
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|LegitScript||not in the database|
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The domain was first used on the 13th of February 2004 and it was last updated on the 13th of January 2016. Moreover, the domain is set to expire on the 13th of February 2025. This information is not listed on the pharmacy website itself where it actually says that they are part of a company called ‘Dadha & Company’ which has apparently existed for over 100 years. Regardless of this statement is factually accurate, the domain for this website has been registered for over a decade so there is a very little risk of them shutting down the site and running with the money.
Information that is available to the public says that the website is owned by a company called ‘NetMeds Marketplace Limited’ which is based on 250 Lloyds Road, in the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India. On ScamAdviser, this online pharmacy has a trust score of 98% with a label that says ‘the trust rating is high and might be safe’.
On this pharmaceutical website, it says that the parent company has existed for over 100 years and that they are committed to providing a quality customer service, also there are a lot of awards listed in the footer of the website that this pharmacy has won but there is no mention of the regulatory bodies that they part of. When we checked the online databases of regulatory bodies in the pharma industry such as CIPA, the CPA, and MIPA we were able to find no evidence of this particular site being an approved member. On LegitScript, there is also no record of this e-commerce platform which is not a good sign considering that the website has existed for over 10 years.
Products & Pricing
Apart from being to buy medication from this website, you can also visit the so-called ‘Health Corner‘ that includes over one thousand articles on how to improve your overall health. Additionally, there is a finance option that the majority of people can qualify for, you simply apply and pay 20% of the total fee and then you have to pay the rest over monthly installments.
✔ Allergies, in the allergy section on this drugstore website you can find over one thousand different products from tablets, syrups, eye drops and sprays that deal with all types of common allergies and their symptoms.
✔ Diarrhea, mostly tablets and satchels are available in this product category, the majority of the medication will try and sort out the symptoms from the illness and also neutralize common diarrhea triggers such as eating dairy food.
✔ Migraine, here you can buy a variety of medication that is mostly taken orally, some of the products can prevent the most common types of migraines as well as their symptoms.
✔ Anemia, a secret condition that a lot of people have suffered from without ever knowing, it happens when your body does not have the necessary red blood cells to carry oxygen and take back carbon dioxide to your heart. It is a condition fairly easy to sort out by taking supplements so your body has the minerals and nutrients needed to start producing the needed amount of red blood cells.
✔ Psychosis, another popular category on this pharmacy website is the psychosis category where you can buy medication to treat this widespread mental illness that causes a misrepresentation of the world around by the sufferers.
Payment & Shipping
Three payment methods are available on this drugstore website, the first is by paying using popular credit card processing companies such as Visa and American Express. The second option is to pay using bank transfer with Paypal also being compatible to use in order to facilitate the bank transfers. Finally, you can pay by cash in hand to the delivery driver but this feature is only available if the delivery is taking place in India. There is no mention on the website about how long deliveries instead it says that the amount of time that the delivery takes may vary on how big your order is. Furthermore, you qualify for free delivery if you have spent over 1000 Indian rupees or $14,04 in one order.
Thousands of reviews are available out there on trustworthy third-party websites such as Mouth Shut where his online drugstore has an average rating of 2.63 stars out of 5. Furthermore, no testimonials are hosted on the drugstore website itself which is a very good sign as it can give you a bit more confidence that they are not trying to fool you with information that can be potentially manipulated by them.
To conclude, NetMeds.com is a cheap viable option but it should only be used for purchasing common medication instead of prescription-based medication. The laws in India and the rest of the world are different and this pharmaceutical website does not satisfy in any way the question of whether they have regulatory approval outside of India. From all the information that we have found about this e-commerce platform, we will have to give them a score of 2.5 out of 5.