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A new medication for migraine seems effective, but there is concern that the medication might exacerbate heart disease. If patients with heart disease take the medication under careful medical supervision, however, harmful side effects can definitely be averted. The concern about those side effects is thus unfounded.

The argument depends on which one of the following assumptions?


(A) The new medication actually is effective when taken by patients with heart disease.

(B) No migraine sufferers with heart disease will take the new medication except under careful medical supervision.

(C) Most migraine sufferers who have taken the new medication in trials also had heart disease.

(D) The new medication has various other side effects, but none as serious as that of exacerbating heart disease.

(E) The new medication will displace all migraine medications currently being used.
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Premises (In logical chronological order)
1) New medication for migraine seems effectvie <-- not effective, but seems to be
2) Concern about new medication is it might exacerbate heart disease <-- use of 'might' (maybe)
3) Concer about side effects is unfounded
4) If patients with heart disease take medication under medical supervision ---> then side effects can be averted (conclusion)


If A then B, If Non B, then non A

We want an assumption to hold up the conclusion.

The argument depends on which one of the following assumptions?

(A) The new medication actually is effective when taken by patients with heart disease.
- Doesn't help. In fact refutes the premise given in the passage. A is out.

(B) No migraine sufferers with heart disease will take the new medication except under careful medical supervision.
- Non A doesn't mean Non B. So this is out.

(C) Most migraine sufferers who have taken the new medication in trials also had heart disease.
- This most supports the conclusion that taking the medication under supervision (trials) can avert the side effects

(D) The new medication has various other side effects, but none as serious as that of exacerbating heart disease.
- Doesn't help

(E) The new medication will displace all migraine medications currently being used.
- Still doesn't tell us how medical supervision can avert side effects

C it is
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The link is from the fact that side effect can be eliminated if under close supervision to the conclusion that all side effects do not need to be worried.

The assumption that is needed to arrive that conclusion is that everybody that might suffer from the side effect would be under close supervision.
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B) negate it and the conclusion cannot be properly drawn
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B) negate it and the conclusion cannot be properly drawn


B should be the answer. I did not read the choice clearly enough to see the word 'except' which holds the conclusion up very strongly. :oops:

In (B), No migraine sufferers with heart disease will take the new medication except under careful medical supervision.
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Clear B. It fills up the logic gap between the premise and the conclusion.
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New post 30 Jul 2016, 13:22
ANSWER B

PREMISE 1: new medication for migraine effective but might exacerbate or worsen heart disease
PREMISE 2 : medication taken by heart patient under medical supervision can avert harmful side effect.

CONCLUSION: concern about side effect is unfounded.
Assumption heart patient will take new migraine medication under medical supervision

Thus Answer: (B) No migraine sufferers with heart disease will take the new medication except under careful medical supervision.
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Conclusion: If new medication is taken under supervision, it is not a concern anymore

B) No migraine sufferers with heart disease will take the new medication except under careful medical supervision.
This states that if every sufferer with heart disesse take under medical supervision, no concern will be there.

I go with B
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A new medication for migraine seems effective, but
there is concern that the medication might
exacerbate heart disease. If patients with heart
disease take the medication under careful medical
supervision, however, harmful side effects can
definitely be averted. The concern about those side
effects is thus unfounded.

The argument depends on which one of the
following assumptions?

(A) The new medication actually is effective when
taken by patients with heart disease.
(B) No migraine sufferers with heart disease will
take the new medication except under careful
medical supervision.
(C) Most migraine sufferers who have taken the
new medication in trials also had heart
disease.
(D) The new medication has various other side
effects, but none as serious as that of
exacerbating heart disease.
(E) The new medication will displace all migraine
medications currently being used.

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why D is wrong : (perfect example of careful reading)
The last line of the argument is important :
The concern about those side
effects is thus unfounded.

here we are talking explicitly about side effect with respect to heart disease ...So other side effects are out of scope.

Now B says patient will take medicine under expert supervision..This is kind assumption that defends the conclusion that the concern is unfounded ....
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New post 22 Jul 2017, 10:28
My contention for B is that it is something which the argument is saying even after negation - it is not an assumption
B) No migraine sufferers with heart disease will
take the new medication except under careful
medical supervision- Migraine sufferers WILL NOT take the medication except under supervision - well thats what the conclusion also says.
C) Most migraine sufferers who have taken the
new medication in trials also had heart
disease I felt this was nessecary because without it how would they arrive at the conclusion of 'careful medical supervision' -
if they hadn't had a trial on them


Would appreciate some clarity on B is right. Thank you!
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New post 22 Jul 2017, 10:45
Madhavi1990 wrote:
My contention for B is that it is something which the argument is saying even after negation - it is not an assumption
B) No migraine sufferers with heart disease will
take the new medication except under careful
medical supervision- Migraine sufferers WILL NOT take the medication except under supervision - well thats what the conclusion also says.
C) Most migraine sufferers who have taken the
new medication in trials also had heart
disease I felt this was nessecary because without it how would they arrive at the conclusion of 'careful medical supervision' -
if they hadn't had a trial on them


Would appreciate some clarity on B is right. Thank you!


Read B again! You will catch your oversight!
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Madhavi1990 wrote:
My contention for B is that it is something which the argument is saying even after negation - it is not an assumption
B) No migraine sufferers with heart disease will
take the new medication except under careful
medical supervision- Migraine sufferers WILL NOT take the medication except under supervision - well thats what the conclusion also says.
C) Most migraine sufferers who have taken the
new medication in trials also had heart
disease I felt this was nessecary because without it how would they arrive at the conclusion of 'careful medical supervision' -
if they hadn't had a trial on them


Would appreciate some clarity on B is right. Thank you!


Read B again! You will catch your oversight!



Oh. :shock:
however, harmful side effects can
definitely be averted. The concern about those side
effects is thus unfounded.


Its about the concern being unfounded - so we need to find the reason to that

The argument depends on which one of the
following assumptions?

(B) No migraine sufferers with heart disease will
take the new medication except under careful
medical supervision Yes - assuming this would hit the concern bit

Got it. Thank you!
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