Dublin-based Cardinal Health says its Clinical and Medical Products unit will eliminate 1,300 jobs, with most of the cuts made during the next six months, as hospitals cut back on equipment purchases. Cardinal plans to spin the unit off later this year.
In many cases cancer patients can not afford to take part in clinical trials. That’s because most insurance companies won’t cover the bills. Over the past decade about 20 states have passed laws requiring insurers to cover the costs. Tuesday, Ohio lawmakers unveiled a bill that would ensure clinical trial coverage for Ohioans.