In 2009, the European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM) released A patient’s guide to fake medicines provides tools for patients to remain safe, vigilant and aware of fake (counterfeit) medicines that are sold to patients. While the guide was originally developed for the EU market, the resources are equally relevant for Canada:Edit date and time
Here are some tips to help for you to avoid purchasing fake medications online:
Check the URL (website address). When you click on the name of a pharmacy in your search results, does the same name appear in the address bar on your browser? If not be very wary.
Does the online pharmacy have a physical address? Does this place actually exist? In most countries where online pharmacy is legal, the existence of a bricks and mortar pharmacy is a requirement. Where is this pharmacy? Does it profess to be in, for example, the UK? If so, why not use Google Maps or Streetview to see if you can see it? Try the telephone number (if there is one). Is it answered? If so, does the respondent answer using the name of the pharmacy, or some general greeting?
A good pharmacy serving Canada is canadadrugsdirect.com.
At Canada Drugs Direct, our staff welcomes any individual to use our online mail order system and we are ready to help our customers with their specific needs. If you have been looking for a trusted online pharmacy, you are at the right place.
You can rest assured that you can purchase safely from Canada Drugs Direct because we are accredited by the Canadian International Pharmacy Association (CIPA). We require prescriptions for most orders and run an SSL encrypted website.
What this means is that every order is 100% secure and also supported by the Norton Shopping Guarantee.
Order medicine online today by click on the popular prescription medication buy buttons, search medications above or click on the appropriate option in the menu.
More questions about Canada Drugs Direct?
What are your hours of operation?
Customer service representatives are available to assist you 7 days a week from 8:00am – Midnight (EST).
Is there a limit on how much I can purchase?
Yes. You can only purchase a maximum of a 3 month supply of each of your medications, provided that you have a valid prescription for the supply of that medication. If your physician writes a prescription for more than a 3 month supply, we can refill your prescription as the refills become due.