Each question below has two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Choose the set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

________ has been taken against some wholesale drug dealers for dealing in surgical items without a valid license and maintaining a stock of _________ drugs.

A. Note, overwhelming

B. Step, impressive

C. Execution, outdated

D. Action, expired

Please do not use chat terms. Example: avoid using "grt" instead of "great".