Rx-CertifiedDrugstore.com is an online pharmacy that seemingly carries medications for every bodily issue that you could think of. However, is carrying an abundance of different categories of medicine a good thing? Are these medicines safe? These sorts of questions are the reasons we will complete thorough background research of this e-pharmacy, in order to properly verify the legitimacy of all marketable medicine and prescription drugs.
|Owner Country||maybe US|
|Name of Organisation||Online Pharmacy|
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|Live Chat Option||yes|
As this company does not post any noticeable documentation on ownership or the location of the business, we took to the publicly registered domain information to see what we could discover. On a positive note, we did find that this e-pharmacy was first registered in October of 2014 – a sign of a longstanding and potentially successful business.
However, it’s important to mention that all other information on this company was entirely redacted for privacy. This means we were unable to find out location information, ownership information, etc. This does show us that a paid privacy service is being used by the owner. This is generally not a good sign, as there is usually something to hide for a company to be this blatantly non-transparent.
This company is not forthcoming with information regarding their business itself (licences, location, ownership, etc), but they’re also lacking information on any employees. Considering customers interact with e-pharmacy employees, sometimes even more than at a usual pharmacy, it’s generally a good idea to showcase their schooling, practicing license numbers, etc.
Our lack of trust in this e-pharmacy’s legitimacy is confirmed when looking at Scam Adviser. They’ve given this online company a trust score of 1/100. This is due to the domain paid privacy, the large lack of ratings or testimonials on popular websites, and the fact that the site is not optimized for a search engine.
Not to our surprise, this e-pharmacy does not hold any known licences from any of the lead governing boards. It’s also crucial to mention, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy has flagged this website, cautioning users to not use it – even reporting this online pharmacy.
Without regulatory approval, there is little to no doubt that this e-pharmacy is servicing customers with medications and products that have not been tested or approved. This is very dangerous as someone could be harmed and it sends a bad precedent – that selling questionable products quickly, outweighs the process of becoming a legitimate pharmacy and selling verified products.
Products and Pricing
As previously mentioned, this is the type of e-pharmacy to carry an overwhelming variety of medicines, in far too many categories. Specialization generally guarantees knowledge, whereas mass marketing often guarantees confusion and lesser quality service. This company does claim that all medicines come from India and world-class pharmaceutical manufacturing plants located there. These plants are apparently Indian FDA approved, however, no documentation is given to prove this. The medications are listed with pricing, dosage, side effects, etc.
Some of the specific categories of medicine that this company has are:
- Alcoholism, Antibiotics, Birth Control
- Cancer, Diabetes, Eye Care
- Men’s Health, Mental Disorders
- Obesity, Urinary Tract, Women’s Health
Payments and Shipping
In terms of payment methods, under the “FAQ” section of this website, the company lists offering customers the option of Bitcoin or payment by credit card. The specific credit card varieties that are accepted are not listed.
As for shipping methods, the company lists two options: Express International Mail or Standard International Mail. Express International costs $30, comes with tracking and should take 5-9 business days after dispatch. Standard International Mail costs $10, does not come with tracking and should take 10-21 business days after dispatch.
On popular third-party review websites like Trustpilot, this company is left without a single submitted rating. This is very odd, as this is a company that has been established for the better portion of a decade. They should have hundreds of reviews by this time if they have a good customer base.
On the company website, there is a section for testimonials, however, there are no dates or third-party sites (like Google or Facebook) linked. Also, the top rating is a person named Taylor, discussing an order that arrived on 12/27/14. This is the year the website was created, which leads us to believe these ratings may be falsified and all written around the time of the website.
In conclusion, we give Rx-CertifiedDrugstore.com a 1-star rating. We do not feel that this is a safe online pharmaceutical company. They do not hold any known licenses, do not adhere to regulatory approvals, do not display correct employee or business information, etc. All of this comes alongside an advisory from the NABP to avoid the use of this website. We will follow suit and recommend customers use a different and verified e-pharmacy.