RealTime IT News Launches Health, Beauty Store Monday put its strategic alliance with to use by launching its new health and beauty store with a direct gateway to the online pharmacy.

When shoppers go to the (AMZN) home page, they can click the health and beauty tab and enter the (DSCM) online storefront.

This arrangement offers consumers convenient access to's more than 20,000 health and beauty products, useful content and buying guides and pharmacy. is the first partner to be featured as an integrated part of's navigational structure.

"We are always looking for ways to improve the shopping experience. We want our customers to come to us to find anything and everything that they might want to buy online," said Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive officer of

"This new store provides our 17 million customers with a convenient link to a wealth of health and beauty products, information, and services from"

Last January, the giant retailer invested $30 million to raise its stake in the online drugstore to 28 percent. In turn, the pharmacy paid $105 million to become the first permanent "tab" on its Web site that will let customers directly access's products and services. Previously, offered temporary links and gift certificates for

The launch comes at a time when business among e-tailers is somewhat slow and many dot-com stocks have seen significant drops, which industry pundits say is a sign of the e-commerce sector becoming too clogged with firms trying to sell their wares on the Web.