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Thousands who suffer heart attacks each year die before reaching a hospital or clinic where they can benefit from the drugs that dissolve clots in coronary arteries. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new blood clot dissolving agent, which a spokesman claimed could save the lives of many people who would otherwise join this group of heart attack victims.



this group of heart attack victims. refers to those who suffer heart attacks each year die before reaching a hospital or clinic

1 : Thousands die due to Heart attacks , before reaching hospital.

2 : Heart attack victims treated with drugs dissolving clots.

3 : New drug discovered , to save life of many people



Which of the following, if true, would seriously weaken the argument above?

The condition can be weakened if availability of the Drug is not made available in the open market.



(A) The new agent must be administered by a team of doctors in a hospital or clinic setting. - Available only with medical practitioners.

(B) Many heart attack victims die unnecessarily even though they reach a hospital or clinic in time - Irrelevant.

(C) The new agent can be effectively administered prior to the victim's arrival at a hospital or clinic - Definitely it can , no point exaggerating the same thing , we are trying to weaken the argument here.

(D) The Food and Drug Administration has already approved agents that are at least as effective as the new drug in dissolving blood clots - Contradictory , if they Department has already approved such drugs then it is contardicting the statement :

" The Food and Drug Administration recently approved...... " , " ...they can benefit from the drugs that ... " & " ....could save the lives of many people.... "

(E) The new blood clot dissolving agent causes kidney damage and irregular heart rates in some patients.

Out of scope , we are currently not interested with such issues , we want to save the life of Heart attack Victims.
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New post 17 Mar 2015, 03:42
CHOICE A

type weaken

conclusion: blood clot agent save life of many people

Assumption: People with heart attack need not to come to hospital or clinic when the heart attack occure.

Weaken: the operation of blood clot agent still need to take victims to hospital or depend on clinic facilities for treatment

Hence choice A is correct

For choice E: it is out of scope concerned by the argument which raise the question whether blood clot agent demolish the need to take victims to the hospital.

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Thousands who suffer heart attacks each year die before reaching a hospital or clinic where they can benefit from the drugs that dissolve clots in coronary arteries. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new blood clot dissolving agent, which a spokesman claimed could save the lives of many people who would otherwise join this group of heart attack victims.

Which of the following, if true, would seriously weaken the argument above?

(A) The new agent must be administered by a team of doctors in a hospital or clinic setting.
(B) Many heart attack victims die unnecessarily even though they reach a hospital or clinic in time
(C) The new agent can be effectively administered prior to the victim's arrival at a hospital or clinic
(D) The Food and Drug Administration has already approved agents that are at least as effective as the new drug in dissolving blood clots
(E) The new blood clot dissolving agent causes kidney damage and irregular heart rates in some patients.

Please explain the answer.


the assumption is that the new drug can be taken not necessarily in the hospital.

A negates the assumption. It states that the new drug can be administered only by doctors in hospitals and clinic. so people who have heart attack and not get to hospitals would still die...

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There is an assumption..
The drug will be readily available and can be used easily. means no need of external agent.
attack is coming, attack is felt, meds are taken and "BA-BAAM" attack is gone lets study for gmat again.

so if there is anything that says it needs external(doctor) guidance then you have an answer

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this question is from Kaplan.
The reason why D is not correct is b/c D needs many more assumptions to be a correct answer; such reason is also an important pattern in gmat.

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fiesta wrote:
Thousands who suffer heart attacks each year die before reaching a hospital or clinic where they can benefit from the drugs that dissolve clots in coronary arteries. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new blood clot dissolving agent, which a spokesman claimed could save the lives of many people who would otherwise join this group of heart attack victims.

Which of the following, if true, would seriously weaken the argument above?

(A) The new agent must be administered by a team of doctors in a hospital or clinic setting.
(B) Many heart attack victims die unnecessarily even though they reach a hospital or clinic in time
(C) The new agent can be effectively administered prior to the victim's arrival at a hospital or clinic
(D) The Food and Drug Administration has already approved agents that are at least as effective as the new drug in dissolving blood clots
(E) The new blood clot dissolving agent causes kidney damage and irregular heart rates in some patients.

Please explain the answer.


Though answer A looks appropriate but the tone of the answer is super strong while the argument is mild with many words such as could/would/can. Isn't going by the tone this looks inappropriate ...need expert guidance

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fiesta wrote:
Thousands who suffer heart attacks each year die before reaching a hospital or clinic where they can benefit from the drugs that dissolve clots in coronary arteries. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new blood clot dissolving agent, which a spokesman claimed could save the lives of many people who would otherwise join this group of heart attack victims.

Which of the following, if true, would seriously weaken the argument above?

(A) The new agent must be administered by a team of doctors in a hospital or clinic setting.
(B) Many heart attack victims die unnecessarily even though they reach a hospital or clinic in time
(C) The new agent can be effectively administered prior to the victim's arrival at a hospital or clinic
(D) The Food and Drug Administration has already approved agents that are at least as effective as the new drug in dissolving blood clots
(E) The new blood clot dissolving agent causes kidney damage and irregular heart rates in some patients.

Please explain the answer.


Though answer A looks appropriate but the tone of the answer is super strong while the argument is mild with many words such as could/would/can. Isn't going by the tone this looks inappropriate ...need expert guidance


you mean A has the extreme word "must"? Well, if so, in CR, tone is not counted; we only care about the logic behind the argument.

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