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Any HIV drug that shows positive results in early laboratory tests can

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Any HIV drug that shows positive results in early laboratory tests can generate a great deal of interest from AIDS 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. Thus, a better strategy to maximize long-term profit from a new HIV drug will be 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 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.

(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 raised to argue that a certain strategy is counterproductive; the second presents an alternative strategy.

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C.

The argument structure is : Premise-Intermediate Conclusion (IC)-Counter Premise to IC-Conclusion.

A. The second is not a course of action that "has been" adopted but rather a strategy that the argument suggests and the conclusion of the argument.
B. The first is not s strategy presented to support the main strategy.
C. Hold, quite similar to analysis of conclusion above.
D. First is not an assumption.
E. The first has been presented to advocate a certain strategy not to justify the second strategy.
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It is C in my opinion. The first is a consideration which is rejected by author however nowhere it speaks anything negative about the strategy it advocates.

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Any HIV drug that shows positive results in early laboratory tests can generate a great deal of interest from AIDS 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. Thus, a better strategy to maximize long-term profit from a new HIV drug will be 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 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.

(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 raised to argue that a certain strategy is counterproductive; the second presents an alternative strategy.

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BF1 is the consideration raised either argue or explain effectiveness of strategy (Rushing drugs to the market). So Eliminate A , B , D
BF2 is clearly an alternate strategy . So still C and D both remain.

On close analysis we see that although the argument the says the first strategy is counterproductive ,It says it after the BF1. Therefore BF1 never argues about the strategy being counterproductive. So eliminate E.

Option C
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I chose E, given the argument states”misleading”. Can someone please explain how C is a better choice versus E?

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