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Medical Foods

Medical foods are distinguished from the broader category of foods for special dietary use by the requirement that medical foods be intended to meet distinctive nutritional requirements of a disease or condition, used under medical supervision, and intended for the specific dietary management of a disease or condition. Medical foods are not those simply recommended by a physician as part of an overall diet to manage the symptoms or reduce the risk of a disease or condition. EBM Medical Food can be delivered to both Missouri and Illinois residents.

A medical food, as defined in section 5(b)(3) of the Orphan Drug Act (21 U.S.C. 360ee(b)(3)), is “a food which is formulated to be consumed or administered enterally under the supervision of a physician and which is intended for the specific diet.

EBM Medical Food Criteria


Specialty Formulation

It is a specially formulated and processed product for the partial or exclusive feeding of a patient by means of oral intake or by a tube or catheter that delivers nutrients beyond the oral cavity directly into the stomach or small intestine.


Dietary Management

It is intended for the dietary management of a patient who, because of therapeutic or chronic medical needs, has limited or impaired capacity to ingest, digest, absorb, or metabolize nutrients, or who has other special medically determined nutrient requirements.


Medical Evaluation & Supervision

It provides nutritional support specified for the management of the unique nutrient needs that result from the specific disease or condition, as determined by medical evaluation and ongoing medical supervision wherein the patient requires medical care on a recurring basis for, among other things, instructions on the use of the medical food.

Contact Us

13710 Olive Boulevard (Primary Office)
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Telephone: 314-469-PAIN (7246)

Fax: 314-469-7251
Exchange: 314-441-6965 (for after-hour Emergencies Only)

Monday thru Friday
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM