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Some public health advocates have become concerned that directly advertising prescription drugs to consumers is likely to cause some patients to pursue certain medications that may be inappropriate for their individual health situation. However, marketing to consumers should not be limited as long as physicians also continue to be educated about such medications, because a physician's prescription is still required in order for patients to obtain these drugs.

Which of the following facts would most directly address the concern articulated by the public health advocates?
After a certain number of years, prescription drugs lose patent protection and other companies can then manufacture and market generic forms of the drugs.
Consumers can now find technical drug information on the Internet, information that previously would have been available only to physicians.
Physicians are also exposed to prescription drug advertisements that are directed toward consumers.
Physicians are not susceptible to pressure from patients in determining appropriate courses of treatment.
Fewer than 15% of patients are likely to remember and ask by name for specific drugs that they see advertised in magazines or on television.
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well at first idid not raly understand the question until i saw it's strengthen:
i thinh that:
Physicians are not susceptible to pressure from patients in determining appropriate courses of treatment.

concern=advertising affect consumers to take wrong medicine.
solution to the concern= physicians will judge giving medicine objectively.
if the answer choice is true then consumers do not affect physicians regarding treatment (medicine) so physicians will judge giving medicine objectively. so it's the same as the solution.

so the answer is something like Public Health should not have any concern, since physicians act professionaly and it will deny/decrease the risk of misuse of medicnes. or shortly DO NOT BE CONCERNED TRUST THE PHYSICIAN.
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02 Jul 2014, 06:49
The public health advocates are concerned that patients are exposed to advertisements about prescription drugs, and may pursue these drugs even though the drugs may not be clinically appropriate. It is argued that, because physicians must prescribe the drugs in question, patient pursuit of these prescription drugs is irrelevant. However, patients who pursue and request particular prescription drugs may be able to encourage or induce a physician to prescribe drugs that he or she might not have prescribed otherwise.in the absence of such encouragement.
There maybe some confusion b/w C & D, but C can be rejected because it does not address the public health advocates' concerns.
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16 Nov 2015, 03:01
OptimusPrimea1 wrote:
Some public health advocates have become concerned that directly advertising prescription drugs to consumers is likely to cause some patients to pursue certain medications that may be inappropriate for their individual health situation. However, marketing to consumers should not be limited as long as physicians also continue to be educated about such medications, because a physician's prescription is still required in order for patients to obtain these drugs.

Which of the following facts would most directly address the concern articulated by the public health advocates?
After a certain number of years, prescription drugs lose patent protection and other companies can then manufacture and market generic forms of the drugs.
Consumers can now find technical drug information on the Internet, information that previously would have been available only to physicians.
Physicians are also exposed to prescription drug advertisements that are directed toward consumers.
Physicians are not susceptible to pressure from patients in determining appropriate courses of treatment.
Fewer than 15% of patients are likely to remember and ask by name for specific drugs that they see advertised in magazines or on television.

Can someone tell me how did you knock C out?
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21 Feb 2016, 11:08
OptimusPrimea1 wrote:
Some public health advocates have become concerned that directly advertising prescription drugs to consumers is likely to cause some patients to pursue certain medications that may be inappropriate for their individual health situation. However, marketing to consumers should not be limited as long as physicians also continue to be educated about such medications, because a physician's prescription is still required in order for patients to obtain these drugs.

Which of the following facts would most directly address the concern articulated by the public health advocates?
After a certain number of years, prescription drugs lose patent protection and other companies can then manufacture and market generic forms of the drugs.
Consumers can now find technical drug information on the Internet, information that previously would have been available only to physicians.
Physicians are also exposed to prescription drug advertisements that are directed toward consumers.
Physicians are not susceptible to pressure from patients in determining appropriate courses of treatment.
Fewer than 15% of patients are likely to remember and ask by name for specific drugs that they see advertised in magazines or on television.

Can someone tell me how did you knock C out?

the argument says in the end that patients cant buy these drugs without physician prescription...so no matter how much information a patient can get from internet, he or she cant buy..so C wrong
its only if patient do not pressurize physician to prescribed him/her advertised drug
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31 Mar 2016, 08:27
If Physicians ARE susceptible to pressure from patients in determining appropriate courses of treatment then advertising the medication is in accordance to what the public health advocates say. So we need to negate this possibility by saying "physicians ARE NOT" susceptible to pressure from patients. So D is correct.

C is incorrect because what it says is already stated in argument as "as long as physicians also continue to be educated about such medications".

A similar question where an attractive answer choice is wrong for this reason only. the tough part is to figure out that what is stated in wrong choice is present in the argument. Here it is.
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02 May 2016, 08:15
I think it's more confused in the question stem than in the answer choice
"Which of the following facts would most directly address the concern articulated by the public health advocates?"

I thought it's tell me to strengthen the public health advocates
that.. "concerned that directly advertising prescription drugs to consumers is likely to cause some patients to pursue certain medications that may be inappropriate for their individual health situation."
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02 May 2016, 09:26
pakasaip wrote:
I think it's more confused in the question stem than in the answer choice
"Which of the following facts would most directly address the concern articulated by the public health advocates?"

I thought it's tell me to strengthen the public health advocates
that.. "concerned that directly advertising prescription drugs to consumers is likely to cause some patients to pursue certain medications that may be inappropriate for their individual health situation."

Advertising will lead to use of drugs that may be inappropriate for the patient.

Physicians are being educated about the usage of the drugs and without prescription the drugs will not be available to the patient.

We need to find -

Quote:
facts would most directly address the concern

None of the option except (D) most directly address the concern of the inappropriate usage of drugs...

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