Advpharmacy.com is marketed as a Canadian online pharmacy that sells prescription drugs among other products to customers in and outside Canada. Our investigations suggest that Advcare pharmacy is legit. Below is a detailed analysis of this finding.
According to whois.net, advpharmacy’s domain was registered in 2010 (2010-07-13). A domain that is more than five years old is a good indication since most rogue pharmacy websites are new (less than a year old). Although the actual name of the person who registered the domain is protected, that shouldn’t be a cause for concern since the drugstore has a verifiable physical address in Canada.
A notable characteristic of a rogue online pharmacy is mirror sites. Our investigation reveals that Advpharmacy doesn’t have any mirror sites. Their address and contact information are associated with the pharmacy’s website only.
However, the site is listed as a threat according to scamadviser. It recommends a careful analysis of the website’s information. Scamadviser lists websites as threats because of many reasons. It could be the site has had virus/malware issues in the past. The site could also have been listed as a threat at least once in its life. Although serious, a threat analysis isn’t enough to disqualify the site given the company behind it is known and seemingly reputable.
The company behind the online pharmacy is ADV-Care Pharmacy Inc. based in Ontario, Canada. Rogue online pharmacies go to great lengths to hide the identity of the company or the owners behind them. It’s easy to establish who owns advpharmacy. It’s also possible to contact or visit the physical address and verify anything.
Furthermore, the pharmacy has a professional profile on LinkedIn as well as links to employees whose identities can be verified:
All pharmacies must be regulated for them to operate legally. The leading approval bodies for online pharmacies include LegitScript, Pharmacy Checker, NABP, and CIPA.
Advcare pharmacy doesn’t have any seals indicating regulatory approval on the homepage. The status of the pharmacy on LegitScript is also unapproved. But LegitScript hasn’t labeled the drugstore rogue, a status given to online pharmacies which are deemed risky. We can, therefore, conclude that the pharmacy meets the most critical online pharmacy verification standards.
Advpharmacy has a wide selection of prescription and non-prescription drugs. In the prescription drug category, there are generic and non-generic drugs available. The pharmacy also sells OTC (over-the-counter medication) vitamins, herbs, medical aids as well as health and beauty products. Customers can search for products by product name or description. The pharmacy also has a virtual pharmacist that offers additional help.
Advpharmacy claims to offer customers incredible savings on over 20,000 products including prescription drugs and health/beauty products. The pharmacy’s product selection looks recommendable apart from the generic drugs which are usually sourced from “suspect” markets known to produce low-quality drugs.
Payment and delivery
Advpharmacy offers a variety of payment options which include: Visa, Maestro, American Express and Discover. Customers can also pay using a credit card, eCheck or money order. Shipping/handling charges are waived for orders above $89 weight less than 3.3 lbs or 1.5kg within Canada. The pharmacy also ships medication globally. Local and international delivery costs, options and timelines are clearly highlighted on the site among other important information such as shipping insurance and delivery policy.
One of the most notable ways of establishing if the online pharmacy you want to use is reputable is checking what other customers have to say about the pharmacy. According to our research, Advpharmacy has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from past and existing customers. Our analysis on platforms like PharmacyChecker.com and pharmacyreviewer.co reveal that the drugstore’s products and services are loved by its customers.
Excellent customer service – I have found my pharmacy! They answered the phone each time I called (which was a lot as it was my first time ordering from a canadian pharmacy) and answered each question no matter how small or silly it might have been. Ann is the person that I spoke to and she was very friendly, professional and helped guide me through the process. My order arrived in 5 days (weekend included) which is amazing. I take a medication for Crohn’s disease that I would be unable to afford if it were not available for purchase through canadian pharmacies. I cannot recommend this pharmacy enough!
By Brittany January 19, 2017
Although there are some negative reviews, the number of positive reviews is more.
Furthermore, we didn’t find any negative feedback suggesting fraudulent activities such as paid orders that weren’t delivered or unanswered complaints which are common with online pharmacy scams.
Advpharmacy hasn’t checked our entire checklist for highly recommendable drugstores. However, our thorough analysis suggests the pharmacy is legit. They may not be approved by all the notable regulators or have a spotless reputation and non-generic selection only. They have been around for a while and meet the basic standard. For this reason, we rate them 3 out of 5 stars.
POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVESThere are also quite many online pharmacies on the net that have proved themselves to be excellent ones. We keep an eye on them as well. They get into our reviews from time to time, and you can see them on the pages of our site.
We have placed the best online pharmacies into a separate list on the Pharmacy Ratings page. Ratings of online pharmacies that have successfully passed verification and check by our team: Link>>>