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July 7, 1975


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Berkeley, Calif

JAMA. 1975;233(1):21. doi:10.1001/jama.1975.03260010023002

To the Editor.—  In reference to the article, "Evaluation of an Anti-Infective Combination: Trimethioprim-Sulfamethoxazole" (231:635, 1975), it should be pointed out that the cost to patient of 60 tablets, enough for a two-week course for treatment of a urinary tract infection is $19 in our area. This fact should be borne in mind before the drug is used and would be a strong deterrent to its use as "primary medication for acute and chronic urinary tract infections."