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Medco Elects Myrtle Potter, William Roper to Board of Directors
Date:11/20/2007

otechnology, personalized medicine and public health adds an important dimension to our board at a time when we are recalibrating the benchmarks for clinical excellence and redefining the role of a pharmacy benefit manager," said David B. Snow Jr., Medco chairman and CEO. "We welcome their insights and guidance."

"Medco is a dynamic organization at the forefront of pharmacy innovation," said Potter. "Its dedication to advancements in genomic testing to foster precise dosing, and to specialized pharmacy in its Therapeutic Resource Centers to encourage proper prescribing and use of medications, is commendable and exciting. I look forward to working with this ambitious board and management team."

Potter serves as a member of the board of directors for Amazon.com, eV3 and Eleuthera Properties, Ltd.; is one of five members of the Citizen's Financial Accountability Oversight Committee of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Foundation; and serves on the advisory board of the Stanford Business School. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Chicago.

Roper is chairman of the National Quality Forum Board of Directors, and is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Roper is also a member of the board of directors of DaVita, Inc., a member of the board of directors of Delhaize Group and a member of the President's Commission on White House Fellowships.

"One of my most fulfilling career accomplishments was helping rename the Centers for Disease Control to add the word 'prevention' because I firmly believe prevention is so important," said Roper. "The innovations and initiatives Medco is implementing focus on the prevention of costly and dangerous medication errors and events, and I believe that could have a huge impact on the practice of pharmacy and public health."

Roper earned an M.D. from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, an M.P.H. from the University of Alabama at B
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