drugstore.com, inc. Provides Healthnotes as a Resource to Help Customers Make Confident Purchase Decisions

PORTLAND, Ore.--April 21, 2003--Healthnotes, Inc. (HNI), the premier provider of credible, easy-to-use health and lifestyle information, today announced that drugstore.com, inc. (Nasdaq:DSCM), the leading online health, beauty, wellness, personal care, and pharmacy solution in the world, has fully integrated Healthnotes(R) acclaimed health and lifestyle content onto its Web site. Customers of the drugstore.com site can now use Healthnotes to research their health and nutrition questions as part of the buying process.
"drugstore.com(R) offers a variety of online services to help consumers make informed decisions when purchasing health-related products," said Julie Johnston, senior director of merchandising at drugstore.com. "We feel it is important to provide reliable information that answers customers' health questions and Healthnotes is a perfect fit. The information is not only science-based and reliable, but also consumer-friendly and easy-to-use."

In addition to the integrated Healthnotes service, the drugstore.com(R) Web site will also offer consumers access to Healthnotes Newswire and Healthnotes Newsletter. Healthnotes Newswire is a weekly news service that features physician-authored articles reviewing and analyzing the latest studies on healthy living and self-care. Healthnotes Newsletter is a monthly e-publication with in-depth articles that focus on various health issues, such as women's health, men's health, and diabetes.

"drugstore.com(R) realizes that consumers are usually overwhelmed and confused when purchasing health-related products," stated Schuyler Lininger, HNI president and CEO. "By providing Healthnotes' useful, third-party information on their site, they are helping their customers get reliable answers to their questions and make informed product purchases."

Healthnotes provides practical, science-based information on hundreds of common health concerns, vitamins, herbs, sports nutrition, and weight management. It includes Safetychecker, covering more than 18,200 potential interactions between supplements and frequently used prescription and over-the-counter drugs, and Foodnotes(R), with nutrition information and tips on how to select and prepare close to 450 foods. It also provides information on special diets and food allergies, and hundreds of quick, healthy recipes.

About Healthnotes, Inc.

Healthnotes, Inc. (HNI) is the premier provider of credible, easy-to-use health and lifestyle information for in-store touchscreen kiosk, Internet, and multi-channel initiatives. Healthnotes(R) applications provide consumers with practical, comprehensive information at the point of decision -- online and in-store. More than 6,500 supermarkets, pharmacies, and natural product stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom use Healthnotes Retail Solutions and Web content to improve customer service, build loyalty, and increase sales. Healthnotes also generates behind-the-counter applications that are licensed to Internet sites worldwide. On the Web: www.healthnotes.com

About drugstore.com

drugstore.com, inc. (Nasdaq:DSCM) is the leading online health, beauty, wellness, personal care, and pharmacy solution in the world. The drugstore.com(R) online store provides a convenient, private, and informative shopping experience that encourages consumers to purchase products essential to healthy, everyday living. The online 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, inc. 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.

HEALTHNOTES and FOODNOTES are registered trademarks of Healthnotes, Inc.

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