Why No Visa and Master Card

Recently, Visa and Master Card have implemented an initiative called the “Global Brand Protection Program” which has forced us to adjust how we can do business and process payments. Due to this change, we cannot currently accept Visa or Master Card for any medication purchases.

The reason for this change is due to “rogue pharmacies” that are selling medication WITHOUT first getting a valid prescription on file. Sunshine Pharmacy agrees that those companies should not be allowed to accept credit card payments as they are usually scams, or operating illegally. However, every kind of business has fraud. Unlike other sectors, legitimate online pharmacies are getting roped into these “rogue pharmacies”. Sunshine Pharmacy stands with our customers, all of whom must have a valid prescription submitted to us from their doctor. We do not think that we should be punished for the actions of others.

Visa and Master Card think that this is protecting certain brands of medication, but we disagree. All this does is make US residents pay more for their prescription medication.

If you’re curious about the practices of Canadian pharmacies, you can read more here, at the website of the Canadian International Pharmacy Association.

Right now, the only ways we can accept payment are through: American Express, EFT/ACH (also called an Electronic Funds Transfer), or by a check sent through the mail. We apologize for the inconveniences caused by this change. You can send a copy of your check into our office through email or fax to quickly complete the Electronic Funds Transfer payment method, this is the quickest payment option at this time.

Check payments are handled securely in line with the terms and conditions of ordering, as customer comfort and safety are Sunshine Pharmacy’s highest priorites.

If you would like to know more about Electronic funds transfer (EFT)