JEFFREY D. LAZAR, M.D.
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To the editor: In the recent paper on amikacin by Tally and co-workers (Ann Intern Med 83:484-488, 1975) appears an error being made with increasing frequency in our medical center, and I am sure elsewhere.
In the second paragraph, tobramycin is referred to as Tobracin⌖ (Eli Lilly & Co.). Although Tobracin was initially sought as the trade name, it was turned down by the FDA and is presently pending as the trade name in Japan (Eli Lilly & Co., personal communication).
Trobicin⌖ is Upjohn's trade name for spectinomycin, the preferred alternate parenteral therapy for gonorrhea for those with penicillin hypersensitivity.
LAZAR JD. Correction: Tobramycin Trade Names. Ann Intern Med. ;84:103. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-1-103_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(1):103.
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