HealthPricer Signs Agreement with drugstore.com(TM) Pharmacy Division



    Deal Expands the Product Search Engine's Coverage of US Pharmacy products

    Symbol: TSX-V: HPC

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - HealthPricer Interactive (TSX.V - HPC), a
leader in online product search and comparison shopping for healthcare
products, today announces the signing of drugstore.com, inc. (NASDAQ:   DSCM), a
leading online provider of health, beauty, vision, and pharmacy products, to
its network of premium trusted online healthcare merchants.
    The drugstore.com deal is the most significant US pharmacy agreement
signed by HealthPricer allowing consumers to search www.healthpricer.com and
health partner MarketPlaces for prescription drugs available from US online
merchants.
    "The fact of the matter is that many US consumers prefer to order from
US pharmacies, so it's only natural for us to expand our product search to
accommodate this market," says Michael I. Brown, President and CEO,
HealthPricer Interactive. "Further, we have had requests from syndication
partners for US-based pharmacy coverage. Adding drugstore.com to our merchant
network is a real feather in our cap and we're pleased to offer their brand
and quality service to consumers."
    "HealthPricer provides consumers with one of the best online product
search and comparison shopping experiences for prescription products. We
expect this agreement will drive highly qualified traffic to our site and
increase our conversion rates," says Ron Kelly, VP Pharmacy Services,
drugstore.com. "As HealthPricer expands its syndication network we expect to
continue to reap the rewards of reaching millions of e-health consumers on a
monthly basis."

    About drugstore.com, inc.

    drugstore.com, inc. (NASDAQ:   DSCM) is a leading online provider of
health, beauty, vision, and pharmacy products. Our portfolio of brands
includes: drugstore.com(TM), Beauty.com(TM) and VisionDirect.com(TM). All are
accessible from http://www.drugstore.com and provide a convenient, private,
and informative shopping experience while offering a wide assortment of more
than 30,000 products at competitive prices.
    The drugstore.com pharmacy is certified by the National Association of
Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) as a Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Site
(VIPPS) in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations in the
United States.

    

SOURCE drugstore.com, inc. http://www.drugstore.com About HealthPricer HealthPricer Interactive Limited (HPC) is a leader in vertical product search for consumer health and beauty products. Led by a team of e-commerce veterans, the company has created the search industry's first normalized health Consumer Packaged Goods database. This database forms the underlying foundation for its award winning vertical product search and comparison shopping site: www.healthpricer.com and partner Marketplaces', including http://marketplace.healthline.com, http://marketplace.qualityhealth.com and http://marketplace.healthcentral.com. Working with trusted online health merchants, HealthPricer uses proprietary technologies to force merchant product information to conform to industry standard categorization and naming conventions. The HealthPricer search engine ensures hundreds of thousands of merchant offerings reflect the exact product names - connecting product browsing to buying in a more meaningful way. Subsequently, the HealthPricer comparison shopping site is the most convenient way for consumers to search for and perform side-by-side comparisons of health and beauty products based on price, brand and other health-related attributes. This optimized consumer shopping experience has reciprocal benefits to advertisers. The HealthPricer database monitors and collects information on the browsing and purchasing behavior of millions of consumers using the HealthPricer search engine. This business intelligence provides insight and more effective ways for manufacturers, merchants and health services to tie advertising to relevant search. The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed, and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this news release. %SEDAR: 00015938E

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For further information: For media: Asa Zanatta, Tel: (604) 408-1389,
(604) 724-7755, azanatta@spiritcommunications.ca; For investors: Michael I.
Brown, Tel: (604) 301-0221 ext.120, mbrown@healthpricer.com

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