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Need the correct answer to this CR
by sim card - Sunday, 1 November 2009, 04:05 AM

Advertisement: For sinus pain, three out of four hospitals give their patients Novex. So when you want the most effective painkiller for sinus pain, Novex is the one to choose.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the advertisement’s argument?

(A) Some competing brands of painkillers are intended to reduce other kinds of pain in addition to sinus pain.

(B) Many hospitals that do not usually use Novex will do so for those patients who cannot tolerate the drug the hospitals usually use.

(C) Many drug manufacturers increase sales of their products to hospitals by selling these products to the hospitals at the lowest price the manufacturers can afford.

(D) Unlike some competing brands of painkillers, Novex is available from pharmacies without a doctor’s prescription. ( D )

(E) In clinical trials Novex has been found more effective than competing brands of painkillers that have been on the market longer than Novex.
Re: Need the correct answer to this CR
by Takahiro Minagawa - Monday, 2 November 2009, 09:25 PM

This is a typical causal pattern.
Argument is the popularity of the Novex is attributed to the fact that it's the most effective painkiller.

D is right answer 'cause it presents "another cause" of its popularity instead of effectiveness.(Another cause => it is easy to obtain.)


Re: Need the correct answer to this CR
by N B - Tuesday, 3 November 2009, 12:24 AM

I think the answer is C.

if it would have been a general observation as in '3 out of every five sinus patients' , then option D would have been correct..

Re: Need the correct answer to this CR
by Manish Tiwari - Wednesday, 4 November 2009, 03:42 PM
  Right ans : C
bcoz it says that it is easily available with hospitals at lower cost from manufacturers.