Medical Food Generics Dispensed as Prescription Substitutes May Not Be Equivalent

October 14, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Patients who were prescribed Metanx, Deplin, Neevo, Neevo DHA, Cerefolin or CerefolinNAC and were instead dispensed a nonequivalent medical food generic.
Damages
These patients may be able to collect compensation for the cost of their medical product.
Company(ies)
Pharmacies such as CVS and Walgreens have allegedly been substituting prescription medical foods for generic alternatives which are not therapeutically equivalent.
Additional Details
Metanx, Deplin, Neevo, Neevo DHA, Cerefolin and CerefolinNAC are advertised as having a unique formula which provides active forms of folate and certain B vitamins. These medical foods / supplements are prescribed for a number of conditions, including the dietary management of diabetic neuropathy and impaired metabolic processes.