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medical food

A food formulated for enteric administration under physician supervision, intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements are established by medical evaluation.

medical food

Nutrition A food formulated for enteric administration under physician supervision and intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements are established by medical evaluation. See Diet, Total parenteral alimentation.

medical food

A food formulated by the selective use of nutrients and manufactured for the dietary treatment of a specific condition or disease.
See also: food
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We are delighted to work together with such a renowned company as BASF in the medical foods market, said Cai Berg, CEO of DIEM labs.
Manufacturers are focusing on developing novel medical food for use in various medical conditions, by actively investing in research and development of pipeline products.
Patients who incorporate the medical food along with lifestyle therapy get healthier quickly and safely," said Robert H.
The medical food must be for the"specific dietary management of a disease or condition for which distinctive nutritional requirements, based on recognized scientific principles, are established by medical evaluation.
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FDA takes first steps to clarify regulations on medical foods.
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have entered into a joint venture for the marketing and distribution of authorized generic versions of Pamlab's medical food products containing Metafolin.
Last year, the Swiss company invested in medical food firm Vital Foods and implemented acquisitions such as the one of UK nutrition products developer CM&D Pharma Ltd, which in turn resulted in a 6.
With medical foods gaining wider acceptance among physicians and patients, we believe the company is positioned to enjoy further growth, as we increase marketing efforts for our nine proprietary medical food products and focus on the development of new products that address large patient populations.

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