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# Naturally occurring chemicals cannot be newly patented once

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08 Sep 2010, 11:44
E i think...Can someone explain why it isn't E...

(E) A naturally occurring chemical cannot be patented unless its effectiveness as a drug has been rigorously established.
E is totally supporting the words from the Comprehension..Let me quote "however, it must be put through the same rigorous testing program as any synthetic compound, culminating in a published report detailing the chemical’s structure and observed effects."
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13 Sep 2010, 03:40
D for me. And its correct
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14 Sep 2010, 06:11
i also picked D
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06 Oct 2010, 08:51
D :D
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06 Oct 2010, 08:54
ahsanmalik12 wrote:
E i think...Can someone explain why it isn't E...

(E) A naturally occurring chemical cannot be patented unless its effectiveness as a drug has been rigorously established.
E is totally supporting the words from the Comprehension..Let me quote "however, it must be put through the same rigorous testing program as any synthetic compound, culminating in a published report detailing the chemical’s structure and observed effects."

I think E is wrong simply because Effectiveness is not mentioned in the text. IMO effectiveness is beyond effects.
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06 Oct 2010, 23:13
Straight forward question, and D it is.
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07 Oct 2010, 20:45
D. . . the inference questions seems easier than other question types. . .what do you think?
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07 Oct 2010, 23:04
D for me, direct q's
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08 Oct 2010, 01:17
has to be D
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02 Feb 2012, 15:22
+1 D
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14 Oct 2013, 06:45
SudiptoGmat wrote:
Naturally occurring chemicals cannot be newly patented once their structures have been published. Before a naturally occurring chemical compound can be used as a drug, however, it must be put through the same rigorous testing program as any synthetic compound, culminating in a published report detailing the chemical’s structure and observed effects.
If the statements above are true, which of the following must also be true on the basis of them?
(A) Any naturally occurring chemical can be reproduced synthetically once its structure is known.
(B) Synthetically produced chemical compounds cannot be patented unless their chemical structures are made public.
(C) If proven no less effective, naturally occurring chemicals are to be preferred to synthetic compounds for use in drugs.
(D) Once a naturally occurring compound has been approved for use as a drug, it can no longer be newly patented.
(E) A naturally occurring chemical cannot be patented unless its effectiveness as a drug has been rigorously established.

Just need to make an ordered sequence

Newly patented - Published - Drug

(D) is the only answer choice that respects the stated sequence

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08 Jul 2015, 20:12

Can one of the moderators fix this post? You're unable to select an answer. It just says that an answer was not provided after you click on it.

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23 Jul 2016, 13:50
once naturally occurring chemical is used as drug then its structure must have been published. so can't be patented.

D for me.
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