Frequently Asked Questions
How can I order from NorthWestPharmacy.com?
We offer 3 convenient ways for our customers to order from us – online, by phone or by fax or mail. Please click
How To Order
for complete ordering instructions.
Do I need to provide a prescription or any other documents to order from your company?
For all items listed as "Prescription" or marked with an "Rx" symbol, we will require a valid prescription to process
the order. In addition to this, there are some instances under which we require additional forms, documentation or information before
we can process an order.
You will be promptly notified if we require anything more than your prescription. Without the documents mentioned above, we will not be
able to process and ship your order.
What types of documents will you require?
For orders over $1,000 or for final sale items, we will require our Order Forms to be completed even if the order has been placed online
or with one of our patient care specialists over the phone.
From time to time, we may also request other documents, including, but not limited to: government issued photo ID or licenses, and a copy
of your credit card (front and back). Rest assured the protection of your personal information is a top priority. For information related
How can I send you these documents?
You may send your documents to us by fax, email, or mail.
The toll free fax number is: 1-866-539-5331,
The email address is CustomerService@NorthWestPharmacy.com
Or mail your documents to the NorthWestPharmacy.com call center at:
PO Box 56056
Langley, BC, Canada
Do you only sell Canadian drugs or do you sell drugs from other countries as well?
Not all products you order will be shipped from Canada. We affiliate with pharmacies and fulfillment centers in the following
jurisdictions that ship products to our customers: Singapore, Europe, Mauritius, Turkey, Canada and the United States.
If my drugs are shipped from other countries, will it be Canadian drugs that will be sent to me?
No, Canadian drugs are only shipped from our affiliate Canadian pharmacy, which is just one of the facilities we affiliate with
to have orders shipped to our customers. Our affiliate facilities in other countries will ship drugs that they have procured
from either their own jurisdiction or other countries, including: the UK, USA, Turkey, India, Germany, other European countries,
and more. Rest assured that we only affiliate with authorized pharmacies and fulfillment centers that procure products
through reputable sources. For more information, please visit our
Drug Safety & Authenticity
Can the country from which a drug is supplied/shipped be different from the country that the drug is manufactured?
Yes, in many cases, it can be. For example, not all drugs sold in retail US and Canadian pharmacies are made in the USA or Canada.
Many generics that American and Canadian retail pharmacies sell may be sourced from India, Israel, European Union and possibly
other countries as well. Even for many brand name drugs, while the manufacturer of the drug may be an American or European company,
for a variety of reasons, the drug itself may be manufactured outside of the USA or Europe.
What are your call center's hours of operation?
Our call center is open Monday to Friday from 5:00am to 8:00pm PST and Saturday and Sunday from 6:00am to 3:00pm PST.
How much am I charged for shipping?
Our shipping charge is a single flat rate of $9.99 for your entire order regardless of the number of products you order. Additionally,
from time to time, we have specials on certain items for which shipping is free!
Once I have placed my order, how long does it take before your company will actually ship the order?
After your order is placed and we have received complete order information, it will take approximately 3 business days to process
your order and once processed, your order will be shipped.
Why does it take 3 business days for you to process my order before it is shipped?
Before your order is shipped, we need to verify and review your medical information, prescription/refills, payment, availability of
stock and then route the order to the appropriate facility for shipping. The pharmacist at the facility that will ship the order
will then perform a second check of your prescription. After this, your drugs will be picked from a stock room, labeled, checked
again by the pharmacist to ensure you are getting the correct drug/dosage and then finally packed for shipping. We do our best to
complete all this within 3 business days!
Remember, if we have not received your prescription or there is a problem with your payment, we cannot start the order processing
discussed above which will result in a delay in your order being shipped.
What can slow down the processing of my order?
We process your orders as soon as possible. However, if your account information is inaccurate or incomplete, this can slow down the
order process. Always ensure that you enter your account information accurately and ensure that all the fields are completed when
filling in our online forms. Failing to send us your prescription for any items you have ordered that require a prescription will
delay your order. Always remember to promptly send us your prescription when ordering prescription items.
What is the estimated delivery time to receive my order?
With our flat rate shipping, once the order is shipped, the delivery time is typically 8 to 18 business days.
Why does it take 8 to 18 business days for my order to arrive once it is shipped when I get other items I order online so much faster?
We understand that when you order products from web-based companies in the USA, your packages arrive very quickly which is why we
sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding that most of our parcels are shipped to you from
outside the United States and therefore take longer to be delivered. Every day
millions of parcels coming into the USA have to clear U.S. Customs and this can take some time. Parcels shipped from within the
USA don’t have to go through the border control procedures and thus arrive sooner. By shipping your orders from places located outside
the USA, we are able to offer lower pricing than what American pharmacies charge. We trust the savings is worth the wait!
Why do some parcels spend more than 8 to 18 business days in the mail?
In rare cases, a shipment can arrive outside the standard delivery time. There are a number of factors outside of our control which
can play a role. For example, there can be longer than normal delays at U.S. Customs during busy seasons such as in December and
early January due to the large number of packages crossing the border, changes to parcel screening and shipping protocols for security
reasons and inclement weather affecting flights carrying international mail.
Don’t worry, we guarantee that you will receive your order!
Will you beat a competitor's price?
Do you have a Satisfaction Guarantee?
Yes, absolutely! If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return the unopened product within 14 days and receive a
full refund. If the product package has been opened, you can still return it. Return the opened product to us within 14 days and we'll apply
a credit to your account for 50% of the value of the product. Just call us toll-free at 1-866-539-5330 within 14 days of the receipt of your
order and let us know why you are not satisfied. If we cannot make it right, we'll provide you with the return shipping instructions and tell
you how to claim your refund or credit.
*See our Terms Of Sale And Conditions
for complete details.
What do you accept as payment?
NorthWestPharmacy.com accepts MasterCard, International Money Orders and original personal checks as viable forms of payment.
Personal checks may be provided via fax, email or regular mail. When paying via International Money Order or Cashier's Check, the original
document is required to be sent via mail. All personal checks, International Money Orders and Cashier's Checks must be made payable to
NorthWestPharmacy.com. All orders are billed in US dollars.
Is it safe to use my credit card on your website?
Yes, absolutely! Our website uses industry standard security measures, including SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) to ensure a safe and
secure shopping experience. We have taken every precaution to make your transaction secure and all account information submitted
to us is safely and securely isolated from unauthorized access. We are approved by Security Metrics to be PCI compliant, which
means we adhere to the latest Visa/Mastercard standards for credit card safe online shopping.
Are there any advantages to paying by check?
Yes, please be aware that an international transaction fee may be charged when using a credit or debit card. This fee is charged by some
banks and credit card companies, even though the transaction is in US dollars. It is a fee that most customers are not even aware of and
is generally hidden in the fine print of the credit card company's terms and conditions. To avoid incurring this fee, you can simply pay by check.
Why can't I buy Valium, Oxycontin, Vicodin or similar medications from your online pharmacy?
We will not sell or ship any narcotics or controlled substances.
Will you automatically substitute my order with a generic drug if I ordered the brand name drug?
No, we will not automatically substitute any of your orders without your permission and authorization. If you ordered the brand name product, you
will get the brand name product and if you ordered a generic product, you will get the generic product.
Why do the pills I received look different than the ones I get from my local pharmacy?
If you have previously been purchasing brand name pills from your local pharmacy, but have purchased the generic counterpart from us, the pills
you receive from us will look different. The generic pills will have the same active medicinal ingredient as the brand name, but the color, size
and shape of the pills may be different. This is generally due to certain laws that restrict generic manufacturers from producing a pill that looks
“exactly” like the brand name counterpart. Additionally, the same brand name pills may also look slightly different in different countries than
they do in the US. Two good examples are Nexium and Celexa. In the US, Nexium is available as a purple capsule, yet in Canada, Nexium is available
as a light pink tablet. Similarly, in the US, Celexa 20mg is available as a peach colored tablet and internationally, the pill is white and
slightly smaller than the US pill. In both examples, the US pill and the international pill contain the same active ingredients and are made
by the same drug company. However, perhaps to segregate their markets or for other reasons, the drug company decided to make the Canadian or
international pill a different color or different dosage form (i.e. tablet vs capsule). Finally, the same generic drug made by different generic
companies may look different as well.
Why do the pills I received have a different name than the one’s I get at my local pharmacy?
In some cases, drug companies may brand the same drugs under different names in different countries. As such, the product(s) you receive may have
a different name than the US name, however, they will contain the exact same medicinal ingredients in the same dosages. A good example of this
is the drug Zyrtec. In Canada, Zyrtec is marketed under the brand name of Reactine, even though the same drug company makes both Zyrtec and
Reactine and other than the name, there are no differences whatsoever between the two products. Drug companies likely do this to segregate their
markets or to discourage consumers from buying from different countries.
Can you transfer my prescription from my local US pharmacy as I may have refills there?
Because we are located outside the United States, we are unable to transfer prescriptions from US pharmacies. However, you can ask your
doctor’s office to directly fax us a new prescription to save yourself a visit to the doctor. Most doctors are happy to do so. If you prefer,
we can also contact your doctor’s office and ask them to fax us a new prescription for you. Please note that doctor's offices can take up to
3 to 5 business days to respond to our requests for new prescriptions, so it may be quicker if you call them.
How long is my prescription valid?
Prescriptions are valid and usable within one year from the date the prescription was written. In the interest of patient safety, if a
prescription is received by NorthWestPharmacy.com more than 4 months after it was written, we will need to contact the prescribing physician
to verify that there have not been any changes to the medication, strength or dosing.
If I don't see my medication on your price list, does that mean you don't carry it?
We may be able to source a drug that is not currently listed on our website. If you don't see the drug you are looking for, please call us
Will I be charged any other fees or taxes?
NorthWestPharmacy.com will only charge the cost of the products ordered and a flat shipping rate of $9.99
(unless the order qualifies for free shipping), however please be aware that an international transaction fee may be charged when using a
credit or debit card. This fee is charged by some banks and credit card companies, even though the transaction is in US dollars. To confirm
whether you will be charged such a fee please contact the credit card company or bank that issued the card you plan to use before placing
your order. If your credit card company charges such a fee, you can pay by check to avoid incurring the fee.
Will you accept my insurance?
We are unable to process a claim directly with your insurance company. We will, however, provide you with a proper receipt for insurance
purposes. Many insurance companies will reimburse you for your purchases from NorthWestPharmacy.com. Please check with your insurer before ordering.
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