MedsChat.com, owned by Limelight Innovations LLC., was first created and launched in 2005, previously known as PrescriptionDrug-Info.com. The name was later changed in 2013, when a conclusive decision was made to better accommodate for visitors by shortening the name and providing a more responsive design for the site. MedsChat.com was originally launched to allow followers to ask drug-related questions and share their stories with other users.
MedsChat.com has had millions of visitors and hosted thousands of messages since its launch in 2005. Healthcare professionals are able to register to the site to become “Registered Community Expert(s)” and are required to provide contact information, their website and geographic location. Any information collected by the website is owned by MedsChat and will not be distributed or sold. The company states that they are strictly informal and neither sells nor distributes products.
The site operates outside of the healthcare industry, and drug information is supplied by Wikipedia, when available. The drug index associated with MedsChat.com is based on publically available data from the FDA and other research from pharmaceutical manufacturers. Contact information for Google+, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, along with an address is listed on the site and a contact form to reach MedsChat.com via Email is also available.
MedsChat.com Reviews 2015
MedsChat.com prides itself on being the first medical community to allow users to post content to the site without the obligation of registering. MedsChat.com voluntarily pays an annual fee to remain a TRUSTe certified publisher. This site does not have customer reviews; however, it has multiple posts every hour with individuals asking various questions about prescriptions they are taking or what drug would be best for which symptom. The site makes it easy for people to start a discussion and most discussions end with an answer to the first individual’s question. ScamAdviser list MedsChat.com as 100% safe to use.
There is one coupon ed for a “Free RX Discount Card” which allows you to save up to 75% at your pharmacy and it is ready to use. The only information that is required of the user is to provide an email and a word verification which prevents spam. The form that is filed out when requesting the coupon, is submitted securely, and reassures the customer that the email provided will not be shared.
MedsChat.com seems legitimate based on the various accounts that are linked to them (i.e. Google+ and LinkedIn) and the amount of different users that post to the site on an hourly basis. This site has a high trust rating and has been rated “Safe to Use” given by ScamAdviser.
MedsChat.com has been awarded TRUSTe’s Privacy Seal signifying transparency, accountability and choice regarding the collection and use of personal information. The information that is collected i.e. names and email addresses, are solely owned by the company, except in the event that information is required by law enforcement investigations. This site values the privacy of its users and continuously proves that it is overlooked. The only negative that could be said about this website is that it appears difficult to navigate when first looking at it. MedsChat.com receives 4 out of 5 stars.