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Drugstore.com posts fourth-quarter loss

The Bellevue-based online pharmacy Drugstore.com has reported a fourth-quarter loss of $1.6 million, or 2 cents per share.

The company reported one-time costs of $1.4 million in the latest quarter after buying Salu Inc., which owns and operates Skinstore.com.

Drugstore.com reported a loss of $1.4 million, or 1 cent per share, and nets sales of $412.8 million for the fiscal year 2009.

Company officials said they expect net sales for the first quarter of 2010 in the range of $117 million to $121 million, and a loss of between $2.4 million and $3.5 million, according to Puget Sound Business Journal.

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