Dr. Edmund Pezalla Named President Of The Pharmacy And Therapeutics Society

Aetna Pharmacy Management National Medical Director to Serve as Society President in 2009

HARTFORD, Conn., December 02, 2008 — Aetna (NYSE: AET) announced today that the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Society (PTS) recently selected Edmund Pezalla, M.D., MPH to serve as its president in 2009. Pezalla, who is national medical director and chief clinical officer for Aetna Pharmacy Management, has served for two years on the Board of Trustees for PTS, most recently as secretary in 2008.

"I am honored to serve as president of an organization dedicated to assisting health care professionals in delivering the highest quality pharmaceutical services," said Pezalla whose term will begin on January 1, 2009. Outgoing president, Dr. Marc Mora said, "Ed brings the right combination of experience, judgment, and sharp thinking that will allow the PTS to grow membership and carry out its mission."

About The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Society
The Pharmacy and Therapeutics Society is a non-profit association dedicated to serving professionals concerned with the delivery of high quality, outcomes-oriented pharmaceutical care in all health care environments. It works to foster interdisciplinary collaboration, information exchange, and continuous quality improvement in the pharmacy and therapeutics processes and to assist committee members and stakeholders with their responsibilities. www.pandtsociety.org

About Aetna
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 37.2 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. www.aetna.com

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