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The use of drugs in sports is on the rise, most drugs having dosages

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The use of drugs in sports is on the rise, most drugs having dosages of around ten 200mg pills a month at regular intervals. Drug manufacturers have reduced the time in which chemical compounds sought after by sports doping tests are broken up by physiological systems and released by the body to 48 hours. The International Professional Athletics Group plans on doubling the number of drug tests, originally numbering five, conducted during the last month before a competition, so that even advanced drugs are likely to be detected by the new testing methods.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt regarding the effectiveness of the International Athletics Group's plan?

A) A typical 200mg pill containing a compound for the improvement of physical performance can quite often produce a number of long-term side effects that cannot always be treated.
B) Companies that specialize in drug testing for sports competitions used to be paid by organizers per competition that they provided services for, but now charge per individual test that they administer, such tests being extremely expensive.
C) A study by a group of psychiatrists revealed that the testing for drugs severely affected the psychological state of athletes, and a law was passed allowing sports professionals to arrange the times of their drug examinations personally.
D) Even if more detections are made amongst professional athletes, it is likely, because of the immense pressure on them, that many college athletes will continue to use drugs to enhance their performance.
E) If the number of tests conducted during the last month before a competition is increased, drug producers will be able to raise the prices of the more sophisticated products, those that do not result in traces that last longer than 48 hours.
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was confused between C & E and ended up marking E. :(
Nice question though.

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New post 31 Aug 2015, 04:48
A,B,and D dont talk about the drug detection. though B mentions the price criteria but not strong enough to compete with C.
C gives anothe reason why increasing the number of tests will not be effective as the athletes has the legal right to choose the time of testing.
C better than E.
@Harley1980- please evaluate my reasoning.
initially i marked E as the answer.

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A,B,and D dont talk about the drug detection. though B mentions the price criteria but not strong enough to compete with C.
C gives anothe reason why increasing the number of tests will not be effective as the athletes has the legal right to choose the time of testing.
C better than E.
@Harley1980- please evaluate my reasoning.
initially i marked E as the answer.


Hello gauravsaggis1
Yes you are right. The only thing that I can not understand is that why author of the question use word 'times' instead of 'time'

"A study by a group of psychiatrists revealed that the testing for drugs severely affected the psychological state of athletes, and a law was passed allowing sports professionals to arrange the times of their drug examinations personally."

For me it looks like athletes have ability to chose how many times they will be tested and not in which time they will be tested.

But OE give the same explanation as you:

"You are required to find data that weakens the conclusion that increasing the number of tests will lead to an increase in the number of detections of illegal drug-use. The correct answer could be one that exposes the argument's assumption.

This answer choice weakens the plan. If the athletes are allowed to decide when to be tested (personally), then they will be able to continue using the drugs without being caught.

The drugs only have to be taken about once every three days and they can't be detected after two days have passed. This means that an organized athlete will be able to arrange the tests in the 10 'clean' days of the month, which will allow him/her to use the drugs without getting caught."

so my understanding of use word 'times' in this question is wrong.
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Straight C.if they can choose the time,then obviously they will use the drug and select the schedule in such a way that the compounds are not released till test is over.

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E still gives the opportunities for drug tests => C is correct

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Straight answer C
If athletes can arrange their the time for their test then they can use the drugs and still show no trace of the drug in the chosen time .
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New post 01 Oct 2017, 06:57
Between E and c => c is a better option!

If athletes can decide their the time for their test then they can use the drugs and still show no trace of the drug in the chosen time

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