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FDA Inspects Drug Trial at North Star Lodge

YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital employees are now proud to say they've passed their first FDA inspection.

The inspection involved a clinical drug trial at North Star Lodge, which is testing the effectiveness of a drug designed to treat certain types of blood cancers.

The FDA chooses a few trial sites to extensively inspect before a drug is approved.  FDA officials look over record-keeping and charting, make sure patients are getting what they need, and make sure they understand what the trial is all about.

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