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Ok I got it...


A is the best ans choice among all others. Option C, D, E - out of scope. Option B - Irrelevant.
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If the old requirement were still in use, the newly discovered drugs would still be withheld for minimum 3 years. Therefore, Answer (A) points out the flawed conclusion that the argument made: the new requirement, but not the old requirement, was responsible for the fewer new approved drugs this year.
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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?

A. The time required for a drug to gain FDA approval under the old FDA standards was a minimum of three years...nt sure
B. The majority of drugs introduced last year were intended for use in the treatment of non-fatal illnesses.............OFS
C. Many legislators cite the expense of the FDA approval process as the most serious barrier to affordable health care in this country............we are not concerned about the expense of FDA process
D. Many researchers tout the newly discovered cancer treatment as a possible cure for cancer............new treatment need not use new drugs introduced after passing through FDA requirement. OFS
E. Most drugs developed in the United States are approved for sale in Europe years before they receive approval by the FDA...........OFS
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Journalist: The FDA's stringent new requirements for drug approval [#permalink]

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Journalist: The FDA's stringent new requirements for drug approval, which were enacted late last year and took effect for drugs submitted for approval this year, have already had a marked effect on public health in the United States. 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 now being withheld from Americans who could benefit from them.

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

A. The time required for a drug to gain FDA approval under both the old and new FDA requirements is a minimum of two years.
B. The majority of drugs introduced last year were intended for use in the treatment of non-fatal illnesses.
C. Many legislators cite the expense of the FDA approval process as the most serious barrier to affordable health care in this country.
D. Many researchers tout the newly discovered cancer treatment as a possible cure for certain types of cancer.
E. 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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I am aware that the same question exists in the forums but that one does not have OA.

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A.

Author says drugs sent for FDA approval have been withheld this year after the new regulations. A negates that by stating that the process was always 2 years for drug approval.

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I am in split between A and C .
C seems to me the answer
Please provide official explanation.
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umg wrote:
Journalist: The FDA's stringent new requirements for drug approval, which were enacted late last year and took effect for drugs submitted for approval this year, have already had a marked effect on public health in the United States. 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 now being withheld from Americans who could benefit from them.

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

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


[Reveal] Spoiler: Reason for re-post
I am aware that the same question exists in the forums but that one does not have OA.


A is the weakener :

Argument says that FDA's stringent new requirements are responsible for introduction of effective drugs in the market. Unnecessary drugs are out from market as it did not pass the criteria of FDA.

A says that it takes minimum two year to get approval for a drug.So FDA's stringent new requirements is not responsible for implementation or rejection of new drugs as it was enacted previous year

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Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
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New post 27 Jun 2017, 08:32
Imo A The time required for a drug to gain FDA approval under the old FDA standards was a minimum of three years.
If the time required is same before the legislation was enacted and after the legislation was enacted , then the new requirements do not hamper the introduction of new drugs into the market .
It can so happen that they may be some other requirement why new drugs coming to the market have dropped in number ,but we have to touch only one aspect where the legislation was not responsible .
Therefore A is our answer it weaken the argument .
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