Former Mays Landing doctor sentenced for advertising toxic chemicals as diet drugs

Former Mays Landing doctor sentenced for advertising toxic chemicals as diet drugs

A retired New Jersey doctor who marketed an industry-grade herbicide as an accelerated diet pill and later faked a cancer diagnosis in an attempt to avoid prosecution was sentenced Wednesday to nearly three years in federal prison. William Merlino, 85, of Mays Landing, sold the toxic chemical 2,4 Dinitrophenol, better known by the name DNP … Read more