MedicinasOnlineCanada.com is a Spanish language Canadian online pharmacy store which claims to have either 10,000 or 100,000 satisfied customers depending on where you look on the site. This discrepancy isn’t the only problem we found with this store when we checked the details.
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Domain Name Information
The domain name information for this pharmacy’s website address shows that this store has been around for quite a while. Their registration date of 2008 suggests a more reliable drugstore, we often notice a pattern with more recently registered domains belonging to scam pharmacies.
What isn’t so good to find in the records is that they are using a privacy service to hide who and where the real owner of the site is based. This sounds some alarm bells and is something that is frequently found with scam stores.
Business Contact Details
There is a business name on the store which is ‘Farmacia Para El Mundo, SA’ (which translates as the pharmacy for the world) and we have seen this business name linked to other stores previously as well.
The Farmacia Para El Mundo business seems to operate a number of Canadian online drugstores. These sites include:
The business which owns these Canadian pharmacies isn’t located in Canada as you might expect, they are actually located in Panama.
It is a genuine business but it is rather strange that they are able to claim to be a Canadian pharmacy business when they are nothing of the sort. The address they give in Canada seems to be a call center that is used to assist customers if they have complaints or issues when ordering.
This store displays a seal for the main Canadian regulatory association CIPA. When we check to see if this is valid on the CIPA site, we do find that they are members and are correctly displaying the seal.
This is good, however, what isn’t so good is their use of the GeoTrust seal on their site. GeoTrust provides SSL site certificates for e-commerce stores. When we check this pharmacy’s registration we find that their store isn’t protected as they claim.
This may simply be an oversight by the pharmacy, but whatever it is it doesn’t look very good and is not what you would expect from a legit store.
LegitScript consider this to be a ‘rogue’ online pharmacy which clearly isn’t good.
Medication Sold by this Pharmacy
This store is selling generic meds as well as the better-known brand versions. They do require a valid prescription and provide a fax number for you to send them a copy. They offer a wide range of pills including diabetes, blood pressure, asthma, skin care and men’s health pills.
The prices offered to seem rather high compared to the cheapest we’ve seen online. The drugs they sell are not only dispatched from Canada, they are also sent from the UK, New Zealand, Indian, Turkey, Singapore and Mauritius. This raises concerns about the quality of drugs available from this pharmacy.
Payment and Shipping
This site doesn’t have a valid security certificate for most of the store’s pages but, fortunately, when you go through the checkout process it does become secure. The pharmacy displays logos for Mastercard and Visa but you can’t actually pay with these methods. Instead, the FAQ says that you can only use a certified check or international money orders to pay.
Shipping is charged at $10 for standard delivery to the USA, Canada or Spain. Shipping to Latin America is charged at $25. Delivery is expected to take between 10 and 18 business days.
There are some MedicinasOnlineCanada.com reviews found on the front page of this store to convince you they are a safe pharmacy choice. The feedback here seems to be genuine and there are 6 comments from customers.
Since this pharmacy has been operating for over 10 years it is perhaps surprising that they only show 6 customer comments. This could suggest that they don’t get much positive feedback and naturally the comments they post are only going to be good.
There are a number of issues with this store but quite a number of good things too. They have regulation, a long history and they correctly require a prescription.
They also give details of the business which runs the store, though they aren’t based in Canada as you would expect. Additionally, they are not secured by GeoTrust as they claim and the drugs are dispatched from all over the world which risks fake pills entering the system.
Our finding is 3 stars out of 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.
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>>>