EmpowerPharmacy.com provides a rather different service to most of the drugstores we investigate. They are a compounding pharmacy which doesn’t sell the normal selection of brand name pills. We look into this store, to discover if it is worth considering for your medical needs.
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Domain Name Information
The domain name records can often tell us things which contradict what the online pharmacy is claiming and sometimes the records don’t reveal the full picture. When looking at the database information for this pharmacy it tells us that the site has been around since 2006 and is registered until 2023.
However, our research has found that Empower Pharmacy took over this domain name in 2017 after filing a trademark complaint, which it won. The online drugstore has been operating since 2009 using the domain names EmpowerRxPharmacy.com and Empower.pharmacy.
There are still 5 years to run before the domain name needs to be renewed and the owner’s contact details aren’t hidden in the records. These two factors would suggest that this site is more likely to be a legit pharmacy operation.
Business Contact Details
The contact details of this business are easy to find on the site which is a good sign. They have a facility in Houston, Texas and this is a genuine location where they dispense drugs. You are able to visit this site to buy your pills in person if you want.
Proper regulation of online pharmacies provides some guarantee of safe medication and higher business standards. This online drugstore claims to be registered with the FDA under section 503B. When checking the FDA’s database we find that they are indeed correctly registered.
Section 503B is for facilities which are registered as dispensing compound drugs for human use. The FDA inspects facilities which are registered to ensure they are up to standard.
LegitScript have looked into this pharmacy, but they only give them a rating of ‘Unapproved’. This means it hasn’t met the standards of verification they use to approve drugstores.
This pharmacy is unusual in that it doesn’t sell the normal brand drugs. What they sell instead, is drugs which have been combined, altered and mixed with other medicine to provide a more tailored solution to a patient’s needs. Two or more drugs are combined to create a different medication which can treat an illness for which mainstream drugs were ineffective. The new compounds created are, however, not FDA approved.
This lack of FDA approval does potentially provide a less safe and less effective experience for patients. Empower Pharmacy does go to great lengths to make sure their service meets the highest quality standards. They test batches to make sure the correct level of ingredients and have high sterile controls in place.
Treatments on Offer
The medication offered by this store is fairly limited, only having 146 different medicines. Drug categories available include weight loss treatments, hormone drugs, men’s health, fertility and dermatology along with a few others.
Payment and Shipping
You can purchase your medication on this site using most major credit cards as well as FSA debit cards. The store is secure having up-to-date site certificates.
Orders are delivered using Fed-Ex and shipping is only available in the US. You can choose either Fed-Ex Ground which costs $15 and takes between 1 and 5 days, 2nd Day which costs $25 and takes 2 days, or Overnight which costs $30 and delivers your pills the next day. Additional delivery options include Saturday delivery, refrigerated and multiple packages.
The views of previous customers can be really useful when you are trying to find out if a company can be trusted with your medical requirements. Sometimes you will find customer testimonials posted to the store’s own site, unsurprisingly, the feedback you find there will be entirely positive. It is normally better to find customer reviews on independent feedback sites.
When looking for EmpowerPharmacy.com reviews, we are able to find testimonies on Yelp and the Facebook page for the pharmacy. The customer feedback seems to be genuine and is overall better on Facebook (4.3-stars) than Yelp (3-stars). Whilst most feedback is positive, the main problem highlighted by customers is having to wait on the phone for a long time before you get to speak to someone.
This pharmacy has mostly good customer reviews and they are correctly regulated by the FDA. They aren’t trying to hide their business details, in fact, you can visit their premises to buy your drugs. Overall, we award Empower 4-stars out five.
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.
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