Hazy FDA Rules Cloud Medical Food's Future

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 8:57 PM ET) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent attempt to clarify which products it considers medical food has only led to more regulatory uncertainty, so companies are likely to avoid entering the field, which some had viewed as a promising niche market, attorneys say.

The FDA updated its draft guidance for medical food in August, in order to answer manufacturers' frequently asked questions about the products. Medical food is defined as food taken under the supervision of a doctor that is meant to manage the nutritional aspects...
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