GlobalDrugsDirect.com is a rather old looking pharmacy website. They claim to be a leader in the online drugstore industry, offering the lowest prices guaranteed. We look at what is offered by this pharmacy to find out if it is somewhere you should look to for your next meds order.
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Domain Name Information
A look at the domain name records for this pharmacy shows us that they have been online for a long time. This site’s domain was registered in 2005 and this makes it far more likely that this is a legit pharmacy. Unreliable stores tend not to last very long, so this is a good sign.
Not quite as good to see, is the use of a domain name privacy service which this store is using to keep their real contact information out of the records. This is often found with rip off store since they don’t want their customers to know who they really are.
Business Contact Details
This store does have a contact address on their site. They don’t give a business name other than the domain name and the address is one which we have seen a few times before.
They also say the name of the dispensing is Candrug Pharmacy. This pharmacy is located at the only address they provide on the site. Are this pharmacy and Candrug owned by the same business?
There are other Canadian pharmacies which use the same address on their sites. These include:
This pharmacy displays a couple of regulatory seals on its home page. The seals are for the Canadian associations CIPA and IPABC. A check with CIPA shows that this use of a regulatory seal is correct.
When checking with LegitScript we can see that they don’t approve of the pharmacy. Despite the regulatory approvals that they have LegitScript doesn’t consider that they meet the necessary standards.
Medications on Sale
When we view the products available on this pharmacy we can see that they have a good range of treatments available. Their prices, however, aren’t the cheapest we see and there is another issue found here as well.
The pharmacy offers pills which aren’t only dispensed from Canada. They do give the location of the meds on the product page before you place an order, but the use of fulfillment centers all over the world could have some downsides. Not only, is delivery going to be longer than if all the pills were coming from Canada, but there is a risk of fake or counterfeit drugs being sold.
They do say that all the international fulfillment centers are properly regulated in their country but don’t provide evidence which could confirm this. You can buy pills that will be dispatched from Turkey, India, New Zealand, the UK and other countries as well as Canada.
They do need a valid prescription from the customer for them to fulfill their order. You will need to fax a copy of the prescription to them along with a covering form which needs to be printed out. Alternatively, you can mail the forms and prescriptions to them.
Payment and Shipping
The checkout pages of the site are secured with a valid SSL certificate even though the rest of the store isn’t. They will accept payment via either Visa or Mastercard.
Shipping is charged at $10 per order to anywhere in the US. Delivery time is from 10 to 18 business days with longer times when using international fulfillment centers.
This pharmacy has been in business for a long time, but despite this, it has been fairly difficult to find customer feedback. We do find a couple of GlobalDrugsDirect.com reviews from 2010 and 2012, only one of which leaves a comment. This seems to be a genuine customer testimonial and they were very happy with the service provided.
This pharmacy website has been online for a very long time and it seems like they haven’t done much to update the store in that time. Though despite their old looking website, they should provide safe medication, having some regulation from two Canadian associations.
There are some issues over transparency, however, as well as pricing. We conclude that a rating of 3 stars is right for this Canadian drugstore.
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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