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People in this country annually spend more than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, and for most patients the medicines have only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and does nothing to stop the underlying disease process that eats away at the brain

A. annually spend more than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, and for most patients the medicines have only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and does nothing
B. spend more than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, but for most patients the medicines have only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and do nothing
C. annually spend more than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, but for most patients the medicines are having only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and do nothing
D. annually spend more than a billion dollars on prescription drugs, but for most patients the medicines has only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and are doing nothing
E. are spending greater than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, and for most patients the medicines have only marginal effects, if any, in symptoms and do nothing
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People in this country annually spend more than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, and for most patients the medicines have only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and does nothing to stop the underlying disease process that eats away at the brain

A. annually spend more than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, and for most patients the medicines have only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and does nothing
B. spend more than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, but for most patients the medicines have only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and do nothing
C. annually spend more than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, but for most patients the medicines are having only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and do nothing
D. annually spend more than a billion dollars on prescription drugs, but for most patients the medicines has only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and are doing nothing
E. are spending greater than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, and for most patients the medicines have only marginal effects, if any, in symptoms and do nothing

A. annually spend more than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, and for most patients the medicines have only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and does nothing -WRONG
B. spend more than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, but for most patients the medicines have only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and do nothing - CORRECT USE OF SUBJECT+VERB - SOUNDS GREAT TO EARS TOO
C. annually spend more than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, but for most patients the medicines are having only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and do nothing
D. annually spend more than a billion dollars on prescription drugs, but for most patients the medicines has only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and are doing nothing
E. are spending greater than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, and for most patients the medicines have only marginal effects, if any, in symptoms and do nothing

WE CAN NOT HAVE ANNUALLY AND A YEAR WORD TOGETHER IN SENTENCE..BOTH MEANS SAME
ANS - B
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06 Oct 2012, 00:17
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D. annually spend more than a billion dollars on prescription drugs, but for most patients the medicines has only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and are doing nothing

Also in option D "Medicines" does not agree with singular "has". The use of "doing" is unidiomatic

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06 Oct 2012, 00:42
B. spend more than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, but for most patients the medicines have only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and do nothing

"B" is the right answer because - it corrects the redundant use of "annual"
it ensures a proper "Subject-Verb Agreement" - medicines/do nothing
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06 Oct 2012, 17:28
People in this country annually spend more than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, and for most patients the medicines have only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and does nothing to stop the underlying disease process that eats away at the brain

A. annually spend more than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, and for most patients the medicines have only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and does nothing
B. spend more than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, but for most patients the medicines have only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and do nothing
C. annually spend more than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, but for most patients the medicines are having only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and do nothing
D. annually spend more than a billion dollars on prescription drugs, but for most patients the medicines has only marginal effects, if any, on symptoms and are doing nothing
E. are spending greater than a billion dollars a year on prescription drugs, and for most patients the medicines have only marginal effects, if any, in symptoms and do nothing

Tests Redundancy. Option A and C are out. E is out because of incorrect usage of greater which is used in comparison. Between B and D , B wins because medicines have not has.
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