History of Jason Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Jason Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1980 by William Vitale, M.D.
Its primary focus is the development, manufacture and distribution of Medifast
Programs and Products. Medifast Products are manufactured to exacting specifications
in our state-of-the-art production facility in Owings Mills, Maryland.
Product labeling, quality, control, manufacturing processes and equipment
are subject to regulations and inspections mandated by the Food & Drug
Administration (FDA), Maryland State Department of Health and Hygiene and
Baltimore County Department of Health. Our plant strictly adheres to all cGMP practices and has proudly maintained its status as an "OU"
(Orthodox Union) Kosher-approved facility since 1982.
Medifast combines physician-supervised weight loss programs with high
quality nutritional supplements and multidisciplinary patient education
programs. Over 15,000 physicians nationwide have used Medifast to treat
more than 700,000 overweight patients. Medifast offers more than 50 years
combined knowledge in our experienced and dedicated customer service and
technical and nutritional support staff.
MEDIFAST Has Been Chosen by premier Medical/Research
Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center. For over 8 years, Johns
Hopkins Weight Management Center in Baltimore, Maryland has chosen Medifast
Products for their very-low-calorie program patients. Dr. Cheskin has been
quite satisfied with the Medifast and Take Shape products (shakes, bars,
creamy soups, hot cocoa, crackers) used at the Center.
University of Vermont at Burlington selected Medifast Products
for its NIH-commissioned Obesity Study entitled "Energy Metabolism
in the Post-Obese State" underway at The University of Vermont. This
4-year study will help define the metabolic consequences of the mutation
in the B3AR gene in the regulation of daily energy expenditure and fat
metabolism in older women. Researchers at the University of Vermont chose
to use Medifast and Take Shape products in the study based on the recommendation
of Dr. Lawrence Cheskin, Director of the Weight Management Center at Johns
Maine State Prison. Prison physician with prior experience using
the Medifast Program has begun treating obese inmates with Medifast. Reports
indicate that the improved health of these individuals directly translates
to significant cost savings in medical care in a short period of time.
With only the initial weight losses achieved with Medifast, many patients
have already reduced or discontinued medications needed to treat associated
health conditions including hypertension, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia,
Shands Teaching Hospital. Affiliated with The University of Florida,
Shands Teaching Hospital selected Medifast Products as part of their adolescent
obesity treatment program. Medifast Products consistently provide high
biological value protein from soy and/or milk, essential vitamins/minerals,
trace elements and are rich in dietary fiber - nutritional factors important