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Journalist: The FDA's new requirements for drug approval, [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2011, 12:25
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Journalist: The FDA's new requirements for drug approval, which took effect for drugs submitted for approval this year, have already had a marked effect on the public health. The number of new drugs introduced into the market this year has decreased by sixty percent from last year. Clearly, important and necessary treatments, including a newly discovered cancer treatment, are being withheld from the sick this year.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the journalist's argument?

The time required for a drug to gain FDA approval under the old FDA standards was a minimum of three years.
The majority of drugs introduced last year were intended for use in the treatment of non-fatal illnesses.
Many legislators cite the expense of the FDA approval process as the most serious barrier to affordable health care in this country.
Many researchers tout the newly discovered cancer treatment as a possible cure for cancer.
Most drugs developed in the United States are approved for sale in Europe years before they receive approval by the FDA.
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Re: CR - 700 level - FDA [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2011, 15:38
IMO A
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Re: CR - 700 level - FDA [#permalink] New post 31 Jul 2011, 18:27
+1 for A.

A suggests that the real reason for decrease is not the current requirements but rather the old FDA requirements.

What is the OA?

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Re: CR - 700 level - FDA [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2011, 11:50
The FDA's new requirements for drug approval, which took effect for drugs submitted for approval this year

what if the drugs that came out this year were submitted for approval before the new requirements came into place. Clearly they are not the effect of the new requirements.
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Re: CR - 700 level - FDA [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2011, 12:50
+1 A

Under the old standards, the new drugs wouldn't be introduced in the market this year too.
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Re: CR - 700 level - FDA [#permalink] New post 04 Aug 2011, 23:12
+1 A

on first scan of answers, I kept A and E as contenders. As in the argument it is mentioned that "medicines are withheld from the sick", I kept E as it provides support that medicines are not withheld from the sick in Europe. But it is logical to believe that the sick mentioned in the argument refers to sick US people, so ruled out E.

A remained.
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Re: CR - 700 level - FDA [#permalink] New post 05 Aug 2011, 12:13
A....
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Re: CR - 700 level - FDA [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 02:45
+1 A
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Re: CR - 700 level - FDA [#permalink] New post 06 Aug 2011, 03:36
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Re: CR - 700 level - FDA [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2011, 02:31
+1 for A
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Re: CR - 700 level - FDA [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 08:34
A what is OA
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Re: CR - 700 level - FDA [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 11:08
yes A seems to explain the situation
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Re: CR - 700 level - FDA [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2011, 17:46
I still didnot uderstand why it is A for the reason "which took effect for drugs submitted for approval this year, have already had a marked effect on the public health. "
If the argument says for the drug submitted for approval this year has effect, with conclusion of "necessary treatments, including a newly discovered cancer treatment, are being withheld from the sick this year"

Then in any casse why answer should be A, i would rather go for D

PLease explain. Am i missing nything
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Re: CR - 700 level - FDA [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2011, 00:41
go for A too :)
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Re: CR - 700 level - FDA [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2011, 21:53
A ++
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Re: CR - 700 level - FDA [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2011, 11:39
Good question. +1 for A.
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Re: CR - 700 level - FDA [#permalink] New post 23 Oct 2011, 16:20
I understand why lot of people have mentioned A as their answer. The reason why I did not go for A was that there is nothing in the question to suggest that the time required to approve a drug has reduced as per the new approval process ( and hence it does not actually undermine jounalists arguement as per my opinion).

I thought given the options C makes more sense (though I am not completely convinced ). My next best choice would be A .

I would like read ounter arguments to my though to understand where I went wrong ( if the answer is A ) .
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Re: Journalist: The FDA's new requirements for drug approval, [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2012, 22:07
A it is.Old rule needs 3 years for the FDA approval.
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Re: Journalist: The FDA's new requirements for drug approval, [#permalink] New post 10 Aug 2012, 09:45
How does one know that 3 year will coincide with this year ?? It is possible according to A that 3 year duration is over last year and this year the new FDA rules are creating problems , if this is the case A doesnt help. Bad question i have to agree.
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Re: Journalist: The FDA's new requirements for drug approval, [#permalink] New post 24 Aug 2013, 23:47
Journalist: The FDA's new requirements for drug approval, which took effect for drugs submitted for approval this year, have already had a marked effect on the public health. The number of new drugs introduced into the market this year has decreased by sixty percent from last year. Clearly, important and necessary treatments, including a newly discovered cancer treatment, are being withheld from the sick this year.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the journalist's argument?

The time required for a drug to gain FDA approval under the old FDA standards was a minimum of three years.
The majority of drugs introduced last year were intended for use in the treatment of non-fatal illnesses.
Many legislators cite the expense of the FDA approval process as the most serious barrier to affordable health care in this country.
Many researchers tout the newly discovered cancer treatment as a possible cure for cancer.
Most drugs developed in the United States are approved for sale in Europe years before they receive approval by the FDA.


Why option A is correct ans?
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