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drugstore.com, inc. Celebrates Life's Little Luxuries With Re-launch of the Specialty Shops Tab.

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BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 13, 2001

The drugstore.com(TM) Webstore Expands Product Lines and Adds Pets Store, Home Spa Store, and Link to the Beauty.com(TM)Internet Boutique

Going beyond the basics, drugstore.com, inc. (NASDAQ: DSCM) -- the leading Internet retailer for health, beauty, wellness and pharmacy products -- today announced the re-launch of the Specialty Shops tab on the drugstore.com(TM) web site. The Specialty Shops will re-launch this month with a new look and feel, and will include the addition of a Pets, Home Spa, and Health & Grooming Appliances store. With the re-launch of the tab, drugstore.com is creating a different kind of drugstore shopping experience, providing customers with a unique opportunity to explore expanded product lines and hard-to-find, niche brands, while stocking up on the necessities.

The company's Specialty Shops will offer little luxuries for life in four areas of hot consumer interest: Be Beautiful, Relax & Indulge, Healthy Living, and For Those You Love. Be Beautiful will include a link to the Beauty.com(TM) online boutique, the premier Internet site for the hottest beauty products, as well as to the drugstore.com(TM) Salon for hair care and the Clinical Skin Solutions(TM) Store. Relax & Indulge will offer the Home Spa and Sexual Well-Being stores, along with an expanded Illuminations candle store. Healthy Living will provide Health and Grooming Appliances and a Natural Store. And, For Those You Love will offer the Baby and the Pets Store.

"Many of our customers are looking for ways to bring little luxuries into their daily lives, whether that's a half an hour of yoga, a bubble bath, or a special treat for their pet," said Kal Raman, President and CEO of drugstore.com, inc. "The drugstore.com Specialty Shops offer our customers expanded opportunities to enhance the well-being and quality of life for themselves and their families."

The new Pets Store--in the For Those You Love category--will feature a selection of items designed to pamper dogs and cats and contribute to their overall wellness, like natural treats and bath products, aromatherapy, spritzers and supplements, as well as select toys and gifts. The Home Spa store--in the Relax and Indulge category--will provide pampering products that offer spa services such as facials, pedicures or therapeutic paraffin wax treatments, in the convenience of the customer's own home. The Health and Grooming Appliances store in the Healthy Living category will offer innovative appliances from the top brands in hair care, hair removal, healthy environment, massage and relaxation, oral care, shaving and grooming, and shower and bath.

The enhanced Specialty Shops tab, as well as the Pets Store and Home Spa Store, can be accessed on August 27th on the drugstore.com(TM) web site at www.drugstore.com.

drugstore.com, inc. (NASDAQ: DSCM) is the leading online drugstore and information site offering A Very Healthy Way to Shop(TM) for health, beauty, wellness, personal care, and pharmacy products. The drugstore.com(TM) online store provides a convenient, private, and informative shopping experience that encourages consumers to purchase products essential to healthy, everyday living. The Web store offers thousands of brand-name personal health care products at competitive prices; a full-service, licensed retail pharmacy; and a wealth of health-related information, buying guides, and other tools designed to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions. Consumers can personalize their shopping experiences with shopping lists, e-mail reminders for replenishing regularly used products, and private e-mail access to pharmacists and beauty experts for questions.

drugstore.com has been awarded the Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites (VIPPS) certification by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) as a fully licensed facility exercising the best safe pharmacy practices in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. drugstore.com has also been rated the top health category site by Forrester PowerRankings, which provides objective rankings of the leading e-commerce sites.

drugstore.com has formed strategic relationships with Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN), Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE, PSE: RAD), WellPoint Health Networks Inc. (NYSE: WLP) and General Nutrition Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ: GNCI).
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