DRUGS ON-LINE

Will supermarket pharmacies and drug stores face the same competition that bricks-and-mortar booksellers do with the likes of Amazon.com? It's actually somewhat of a surprise that Internet pharmacies didn't pop up until this spring, because the numbers are the kind that make Web czars drool: Americans purchased more than $150 billion in prescriptions alone last year, more than six times what they

Will supermarket pharmacies and drug stores face the same competition that bricks-and-mortar booksellers do with the likes of Amazon.com? It's actually somewhat of a surprise that Internet pharmacies didn't pop up until this spring, because the numbers are the kind that make Web czars drool: Americans purchased more than $150 billion in prescriptions alone last year, more than six times what they doled out on books. What's more, Web-based retailing is a proven business model by now, and Amazo

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