Market Research Logo

The Medical Foods Market

  • INTRODUCTION - STUDY SCOPE & INFORMATION SOURCES USED
    • FORECASTING METHODOLOGY
  • Executive Overview of Major Findings
    • Definition and Scope of the Market
    • The Major Products
      • Table Medical Foods Currently Sold & Targeted Diseases
    • Key Issues and Obstacles to Growth
    • Demand Factors
    • Government Regulation
    • Market Size & Forecasts
    • Distribution Channels
    • The Major Competitors
  • Nature of An Emerging Market
    • Definition of Medical Foods
    • Market position in the healthcare space
    • History & evolution
    • Regulation and Market Issues
    • Reimbursement for Medical Food Prescriptions
      • Private Insurance
      • Workers' Compensation
    • Major Products
      • Axona (Accera)
      • Limbrel (Primus Pharmaceuticals)
      • Deplin (Pamlab)
      • Lofenalac (Mead Johnson Nutrition)
      • Fosteum (Primus Pharmaceuticals)
      • Neurepa (Prismic)
      • Immunolin (Proliant)
        • Table Sample of Medical Foods Currently Sold & Targeted Diseases
      • New Product Development Process
  • End-User Markets & Demand Factors
    • Demand Factors
      • An aging population
        • Table Older Population as a Percentage of the Total Population: 1900 to 2050
      • A Shift to enteral nutrition
      • Demand for customized medicine
        • Table Estimated Number of Americans With Conditions That Can Be Treated With Medical Foods
      • Alzheimer's
      • Kidney Disease
      • Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Low Birthweight Infants
      • Insomnia
      • Chronic Pain
      • Obesity
    • Osteoporosis
      • PTSD
      • Depression
      • Fibromyalgia
  • How Providers Of Medical Foods Operate
    • Producers of Medical Foods
      • Pharmacists
  • Market Size & Growth
    • Outlooks by Some Major Medical Foods Companies
    • Functional Food Trends
      • Pharma Foods
  • Distribution Channels & Target Markets
    • Emerson Ecologics
    • Xymogen
    • SAMIA Solutions
      • Table Retail Pharmacies
      • Table Mail Order Pharmacies
      • Table All hospitals
      • Table Specialty Hospitals
      • Table Home Health Care Services, Agencies
      • Table Nursing Homes
      • Table Offices of All Other Health Practitioners (nurses, etc.)
  • Government Regulation of Medical Foods
    • Background
    • Increasing Enforcement
    • New Letter, Old Problems
    • FDA Draft Guidance and Q&A on Medical Foods
    • What's Next?
    • Insurance companies and prescription benefits programs that pay for medical foods and over the counter products
  • Competitor Profiles
    • Nestle Health Sciences S.A.
      • Company description
      • Acquisitions
    • Abbott Laboratories
      • Table Components of sales growth - Nutritional Products Segment
      • Table Nutritional Sales by kind, region ($ millions) - 2014
    • Fresneius Kabi AG
    • Metagenics
    • SKIM (Dutch)
    • NVN Therapeutics (a division of Oculus Innovative Sciences)
    • MicroBiome Therapeutics LLC (formerly NuMe Health LLC)
    • Proliant Health & Biologicals (a division of Proliant, Inc.)
    • Prismic Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • NattoPharma ASA
    • Acasti Pharma, Inc.
    • Actavis, plc
    • Aptalis Pharma (formerly Axcan Pharma US, Inc.)
    • Cambrooke Therapeutics
    • Centrix Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    • Efficas, Inc.
    • Entera Health
    • Entia BioSciences, Inc.
    • Fleming & Company Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Laser Pharmaceuticals, LLC
    • Mead Johnson Nutrition Company
    • MetaGenes, Inc.
    • Metagenics, Inc.
    • Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition
    • Phytomedics, Inc.
    • Pivotal Therapeutics
    • Primus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    • Realm Labs LLC
    • Spherix, Inc.
    • Targeted Medical Pharma, Inc.
      • Table Financial Performance
    • Valeant Pharmaceuticals
    • Vaya Pharma Inc. USA
  • Reference Directory of Sources
    • Market Research Companies
    • Trade Journals
    • Associations
    • Government Agencies
    • Published Articles & Reports, Websites

The Medical Foods Market

This new Marketdata study examines the little-known but growing $1.3 billion niche healthcare market of medical foods. While medical foods are gaining more widespread acceptance, they remain poorly understood by patients, pharmacists and physicians. Most doctors in the U.S. have not heard of the term 'medical food' and don't know that it is a distinct, FDA-regulated category.

Medical foods are custom made liquid solutions, used enterally, to treat people with Alzheimers, depression, PTSD, osteoporosis, oncology patients, kidney dialysis patients, and infants with NEC/colitis. These products are obtained via pharmacies, by prescription—not retail. They are not regulated like drugs but must meet GRAS standards. The market has huge potential but is hampered by a lack of a trade association, a lack of exposure, and domination by a few large players.

This is a complete analysis of: market nature and definition, history and evolution, the major medical foods products/brands, how manufacturers operate, distribution channels, the role of physicians and pharmacists, market size and structure (2011, 2015, 2020 forecasts), government regulation and FDA actions/guidelines, major end-users and demand factors, potential for use in treating 10 major diseases/conditions, major market trends, functional foods market status, issues and obstacles, and more. Includes 29 in-depth competitor profiles and market outlooks by competitors. Includes 16 tables and charts.


Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook

Share this report

;