School of Medicine’s Neal Meropol discusses clinical trial funding

Who pays for drugs used in Phase 1 clinical trials? Clues to Cancer Neal Meropol, chief of the division of hematology/oncology at the School of Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center, discusses funding for clinical trials. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies will be required to pay treatment costs associated with clinical trials. “It’s making a statement that clinical research should be viewed as high-quality treatment,” said Meropol.