Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.

Give answer:

  • (A) If only argument I is strong
  • (B) If only argument II is strong
  • (C) If either I or II is strong
  • (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
  • (E) If both I and II are strong.


Statement: Should all the drugs patented and manufactured in Western countries be first tried out on sample basis before giving licence for sale to general public in India?


  1. Yes. Many such drugs require different doses and duration for Indian population and hence it is necessary.
  2. No. This is just not feasible and hence cannot be implemented.

[A]. Only argument I is strong
[B]. Only argument II is strong
[C]. Either I or II is strong
[D]. Neither I nor II is strong
[E]. Both I and II are strong

Answer: Option A


Clearly, health of the citizens is an issue of major concern for the Government. So, a product like drugs, must be first studied and tested in the Indian context before giving licence for its sale. So, only argument I holds strong.

Mithilesh Gupta said: (Jul 2, 2011)  
How we can say that this argument is strong please make me clear.

Mithlesh said: (Aug 5, 2011)  
Without giving licence to any drug how can we use it on Indian population.

Archana said: (Sep 10, 2011)  
It is not possible to use drug without giving licence in India so argument II is correct.

Saksham said: (Sep 10, 2011)  

You didn't get the sense of the question, it is not signifying that drugs be sold without license instead it is questioning the licensing procedure where by license would be given only after testing and studying, not liberally like at present.

Bhavnish said: (Mar 17, 2017)  
Why not E?

As statement 2 is also strong.

If it is not feasible. How can such statement be ignored?

Shaif said: (May 10, 2017)  
Yes, health should be the first priority for Indian gov. It should be tested and examined before use.

So, the Answre is A.

Emy said: (Nov 28, 2017)  
But if the drugs are patented and manufactured in Western countries, shouldn't it have already undergone numerous clinical trials as to be manufactured it has to be tested and examined to be safe for use?

Amy said: (Feb 17, 2020)  
All the drugs should be patented before they are sold.

Priyanka said: (Mar 5, 2021)  
Answer is II because drugs are tested before patented and manufacturing, so no need to test them before giving licensing in India.

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