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Date:2/14/2008

Coalition Sends Letter to State Officials Demanding Consumer Protection

Against Aetna's Propofol Decision

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Aetna Inc.'s decision to greatly curtail the use of Propofol, the "gold standard" anesthesia agent available to patients during cancer screening colonoscopies, is causing a growing national outcry amongst physicians, their associations and consumers. Today, the Gastroenterologists and Anesthesiologist Alliance (GA Alliance) welcomed the Georgia Gastroenterology Society to a growing coalition that is confronting Aetna's decision.

"It is our hope that our participation in this growing alliance will allow us to effectuate change of this misdirected policy through a meeting with Aetna's executive leadership," said Dr. Indran Kirshnan, past President and Member of the Board of Governors of the Georgia Gastroenterology Society. "We will seek to enlist every patient, every potential patient, every lawmaker, every commentator, and every cancer survivor who now needs to think about their next colonoscopy without Propofol thanks to Aetna."

What was once a New York state campaign, has grown into a national campaign to expose Aetna for making a decision based on what is best for its own bottom dollar and its corporate executives over the detailed judgments made by a physician caring for a patient. To confront Aetna, the GA Alliance sent a letter to elected officials in the five states it currently represents (New York, New Jersey, Georgia, Virginia and, Delaware) calling for a state- by-state regulatory and legislative review of Aetna's action which interferes with appropriate medical practice. By the end of the week all states will be notified.

Scott Einiger, lead counsel for the GA Alliance, this week has written to all governors and state attorney generals, explaining, "We hope that your state and your leadership will carefully investigate this important healthcare and consumer issu
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