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Is self-diagnosis of urinary tract infections in pharmacy's future?Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp., Raritan, N.J., a Johnson & Johnson subsididary, plans to market an over-the-counter self-test kit for UTIs that will track the presence of white blood cells and bacteria in the urine. The company claims up to a 97% accuracy level.The patient will still need to go to the doctor for an antibiotic prescription

Is self-diagnosis of urinary tract infections in pharmacy's future?

Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp., Raritan, N.J., a Johnson & Johnson subsididary, plans to market an over-the-counter self-test kit for UTIs that will track the presence of white blood cells and bacteria in the urine. The company claims up to a 97% accuracy level.

The patient will still need to go to the doctor for an antibiotic prescription and, if the test is negative, the patient may have to make the tri

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