Medical Foods Don't Require A Prescription, FDA Says

Law360, New York (August 13, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated its recommendations for companies selling medical food on Tuesday, specifying that the products do not require a prescription and that they should generally not be indicated for pregnancy or diabetes.

The FDA issued draft guidance on medical food, products tailored to the "distinctive nutritional requirements of a disease or condition" that should only be used under the supervision of a medical professional, according to the document. It last released draft guidance for the products in May 2007.

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