Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 1 (Q.No. 2)
Directions to Solve

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.
Only argument I is strong
Only argument II is strong
Either I or II is strong
Neither I nor II is strong
Both I and II are strong
Answer: Option
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.
12 comments Page 1 of 2.

Mayur said:   2 years ago
Argument 1 is strong because it is said in favor of health of citizens of country. Since argument speaks in favor of welfare of the country it is a strong argument.

Argument 2 could have been correct if it had been elaborated why it is not feasible.

Thus only Argument 1 is strong.

Nithya said:   2 years ago
How can argument 1 is right?

Joohan said:   2 years ago
Argument 1 is not right as the drugs (medications) already patented and manufactured in Western countries must have been tested by their authorities such as FDA and deemed safe.

For argument 1 to make sense, there has to be that Indians are fundamentally different from other country people and unique so that they would react differently from any other nationality. While the health of the people must be a priority of the Indian government, that is not relevant argument that they have do test that other countries already did. Prove me that Indians are physically so different from others that these kinds of tests are necessary.

Priyanka said:   3 years ago
Answer is II because drugs are tested before patented and manufacturing, so no need to test them before giving licensing in India.

Amy said:   4 years ago
All the drugs should be patented before they are sold.

Emy said:   7 years ago
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?

Shaif said:   7 years ago
Yes, health should be the first priority for Indian gov. It should be tested and examined before use.

So, the Answre is A.

Bhavnish said:   7 years ago
Why not E?

As statement 2 is also strong.

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

Saksham said:   1 decade ago

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.

Archana said:   1 decade ago
It is not possible to use drug without giving licence in India so argument II is correct.

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