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1. A cancer drug that shows positive results in early laboratory tests
can generate a great deal of interest from cancer patients.
Because of this interest, and the desire to make a profi…t
early in the development cycle, many pharmaceutical
companies rush the new drug to market as quickly as
possible
.
But positive early results are often misleading,
meaning that the effort to bring the drug to market was largely
wasted. Consequently, the strategy to maximize long-
term profi…t from a new cancer drug is to bring the drug
to market only after its positive effects are more
thoroughly tested and established
.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which
of the following roles?

(A) The fi…rst is a consideration that has been raised to argue
that a certain strategy is counterproductive; the second
presents an alternative strategy.
(B) The fi…rst is a consideration raised to support the strategy
that the argument recommends; the second presents that
strategy.
(C) The fi…rst is a consideration raised to explain the appeal of
a certain strategy; the second presents an alternative
strategy.
(D) The fi…rst is an assumption, rejected by the argument,
that has been used to justify a course of action; the
second presents that course of action.
(E) The …first is a consideration that has been used to justify
pursuing a goal that the argument rejects; the second
presents a course of action that has been adopted in
pursuit of that goal.

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New post 13 Mar 2012, 02:00
Hi,

I honestly hate these bold face questions, but hope this helps....

Statement 1 : " rush the new drug to market as quickly as possible " thus is a consideration of the author

Statement 2 : "the strategy to maximize long-term profi…t from a new cancer drug is to bring the drug to market only after its positive effects are more " Thus you see a second strategy, an alternative one thoroughly tested and established."

Thus answer is C

PS I had choosen E
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IMO C

(A) The fi…rst is a consideration that has been raised to argue
that a certain strategy is counterproductive; the second
presents an alternative strategy.
--> first part is wrong

(B) The fi…rst is a consideration raised to support the strategy
that the argument recommends; the second presents that
strategy.
--> first part wrong
(C) The fi…rst is a consideration raised to explain the appeal of
a certain strategy; the second presents an alternative
strategy.
--> both correct

(D) The fi…rst is an assumption, rejected by the argument,
that has been used to justify a course of action; the
second presents that course of action.
--> both are flawed

(E) The …first is a consideration that has been used to justify
pursuing a goal that the argument rejects; the second
presents a course of action that has been adopted in
pursuit of that goal.
--> first part is flawed
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Not very difficult if one pays attention to the connecting words like "because", "but", "consequently", etc.

Pay attention to the phrase "Because of this interest...". This signifies that pharmaceutical companies rush the drug to market quickly because early lab tests generate interest. So, the first boldface explains the appeal of the pharmaceutical company's strategy.

The second boldface is clearly an alternative strategy.

Hope this helps.
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A cancer drug that shows positive results in early laboratory tests can generate a great deal of interest from cancer patients. Because of this interest, and the desire to make a profit… early in the development cycle, many pharmaceutical companies rush the new drug to market as quickly as possible. But positive early results are often misleading, meaning that the effort to bring the drug to market was largely wasted. Consequently, the strategy to maximize long-term pro…t from a new cancer drug is to bring the drug to market only after its positive effects are more thoroughly tested and established.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The …first is a consideration that has been raised to argue that a certain strategy is counterproductive; the second presents an alternative strategy.
(B) The first is a consideration raised to support the strategy that the argument recommends; the second presents that strategy.
(C) The …first is a consideration raised to explain the appeal of a certain strategy; the second presents an alternative strategy.
(D) The …first is an assumption, rejected by the argument, that has been used to justify a course of action; the second presents that course of action.
(E) The …first is a consideration that has been used to justify pursuing a goal that the argument rejects; the second presents a course of action that has been adopted in pursuit of that goal.
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A cancer drug that shows positive results in early laboratory tests can generate a great deal of interest from cancer patients. Because of this interest, and the desire to make a profit… early in the development cycle, many pharmaceutical companies rush the new drug to market as quickly as possible. But positive early results are often misleading, meaning that the effort to bring the drug to market was largely wasted. Consequently, the strategy to maximize long-term pro…t from a new cancer drug is to bring the drug to market only after its positive effects are more thoroughly tested and established.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The …first is a consideration that has been raised to argue that a certain strategy is counterproductive; the second presents an alternative strategy.
(B) The first is a consideration raised to support the strategy that the argument recommends; the second presents that strategy.
(C) The …first is a consideration raised to explain the appeal of a certain strategy; the second presents an alternative strategy.
(D) The …first is an assumption, rejected by the argument, that has been used to justify a course of action; the second presents that course of action.
(E) The …first is a consideration that has been used to justify pursuing a goal that the argument rejects; the second presents a course of action that has been adopted in pursuit of that goal.

First bold statement shows why companies would want to rush the product to market asap, and second statement provides an alternate strategy that should account for flaw in original approach.
Ans C justifies the role of both statements on these lines.

Hence Ans C it is.
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+1 C.
The first boldface shows why the companies were excited. The second boldface mentions an alternate strategy that would compensate to the weaknesses in the the former one.
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Can someone help breakdown option A?
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Can someone help breakdown option A?


IMO C

Not A because according to my understanding in boldface question, you should read the entire argument, but focus on the bold face statements.

Now as per A "The fi?rst is a consideration that has been raised to argue that a certain strategy is counterproductive; the second presents an alternative strategy."

The first bold part of the statement:

"Because of this interest, and the desire to make a profi?t
early in the development cycle, many pharmaceutical
companies rush the new drug to market as quickly as
possible."

Focus on the bold part of the first boldface statement above

Here the first part is a consideration, but looking at the boldface statement, you cannot say that it has been raised to prove something. On the other hand, What you can definitely say is that it has been raised to explain why (see because of this) a certain strategy appeals to many pharmaceutical companies.

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IMO C

(A) The fi…rst is a consideration that has been raised to argue
that a certain strategy is counterproductive; the second
presents an alternative strategy.
--> first part is wrong

(B) The fi…rst is a consideration raised to support the strategy
that the argument recommends; the second presents that
strategy.
--> first part wrong
(C) The fi…rst is a consideration raised to explain the appeal of
a certain strategy; the second presents an alternative
strategy.
--> both correct

(D) The fi…rst is an assumption, rejected by the argument,
that has been used to justify a course of action; the
second presents that course of action.
--> both are flawed

(E) The …first is a consideration that has been used to justify
pursuing a goal that the argument rejects; the second
presents a course of action that has been adopted in
pursuit of that goal.
--> first part is flawed



Is E wrong because of the word Goal?


And in D
Can a boldface question have an 'assumption' in bold?
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E is wrong because it says that second bold face statement says that an action has been adopted. Clearly second boldface only refers to a suggestion but not an implemented action.
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Options A and C are very close here, why is A Wrong?

As Per my understanding A tells us more precisely that a certain strategy (Rush to Market) is CounterProductive, however Option c does not mentions this.

Please clarify.

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A cancer drug that shows positive results in early laboratory tests can generate a great deal of interest from cancer patients. Because of this interest, and the desire to make a profit… early in the development cycle, many pharmaceutical companies rush the new drug to market as quickly as possible. But positive early results are often misleading, meaning that the effort to bring the drug to market was largely wasted. Consequently, the strategy to maximize long-term profi…t from a new cancer drug is to bring the drug to market only after its positive effects are more thoroughly tested and established.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The …first is a consideration that has been raised to argue that a certain strategy is counterproductive; the second presents an alternative strategy.
First Bold faced doesn't say the first strategy is counter productive. It just provides the reason why this strategy should be pursued. 2nd boldface is correct

(B) The first is a consideration raised to support the strategy that the argument recommends; the second presents that strategy.
It is not the strategy which is recommended by the passage, in fact it says it is counter productive. 2nd BF is ok.

(C) The …first is a consideration raised to explain the appeal of a certain strategy; the second presents an alternative strategy.
Looks good.

(D) The …first is an assumption, rejected by the argument, that has been used to justify a course of action; the second presents that course of action.
First is not an assumption to justify the course of action which the argument recommends. It just explains why the first strategy is adopted by the companies. 2nd BF represents another strategy which needs to be adopted.

(E) The …first is a consideration that has been used to justify pursuing a goal that the argument rejects; the second presents a course of action that has been adopted in pursuit of that goal.
1st BF is correct. 2nd BF says the strategy is adopted but in the argument it doesn't say it is adopted but the strategy is suggested by the author.
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Lots of enticing options, but I went with C.

I feel like C states what the boldface statements say: the appeal of one possible strategy and then a "possibly better" but just alternate strategy.
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If you are stuck between C and E here is my go

1. A cancer drug that shows positive results in early laboratory tests
can generate a great deal of interest from cancer patients.
Because of this interest, and the desire to make a profi…t
early in the development cycle, many pharmaceutical
companies rush the new drug to market as quickly as
possible. But positive early results are often misleading,
meaning that the effort to bring the drug to market was largely
wasted. Consequently, the strategy to maximize long-
term profi…t from a new cancer drug is to bring the drug
to market only after its positive effects are more
thoroughly tested and established.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which
of the following roles?

(C) The fi…rst is a consideration raised to explain the appeal of
a certain strategy; the second presents an alternative
strategy.
(E) The …first is a consideration that has been used to justify
pursuing a goal that the argument rejects; the second
presents a course of action that has been adopted in
pursuit of that goal
.

highlighted Bold faced text in option E has never happened as per the argument.
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The 2nd part is an alt strategy so A or C. C fits the bill Hence C.
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very interestimg question. I did get it right but I was struck between A C and E.
However it took me 4 min to get the right answer . :(
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gladiator999 wrote:
1. A cancer drug that shows positive results in early laboratory tests
can generate a great deal of interest from cancer patients.
Because of this interest, and the desire to make a profi…t
early in the development cycle, many pharmaceutical
companies rush the new drug to market as quickly as
possible
.
But positive early results are often misleading,
meaning that the effort to bring the drug to market was largely
wasted. Consequently, the strategy to maximize long-
term profi…t from a new cancer drug is to bring the drug
to market only after its positive effects are more
thoroughly tested and established
.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which
of the following roles?

(A) The fi…rst is a consideration that has been raised to argue
that a certain strategy is counterproductive; the second
presents an alternative strategy.
(B) The fi…rst is a consideration raised to support the strategy
that the argument recommends; the second presents that
strategy.
(C) The fi…rst is a consideration raised to explain the appeal of
a certain strategy; the second presents an alternative
strategy.
(D) The fi…rst is an assumption, rejected by the argument,
that has been used to justify a course of action; the
second presents that course of action.
(E) The …first is a consideration that has been used to justify
pursuing a goal that the argument rejects; the second
presents a course of action that has been adopted in
pursuit of that goal.


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