Man gets 1 year for selling weight loss drug without FDA OK

By Celeste Bott (November 19, 2021, 7:34 p.m. EST) – An Illinois federal judge on Friday sentenced an Oregon man to one year and one day in prison for selling and marketing weight loss capsules containing a harmful chemical typically used in dyes and pesticides without approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration.

Jonathan McGraw, 33, pleaded guilty to bringing a new drug into interstate commerce without FDA approval in March, admitting to making and selling 2,4-Dinitrophenol, or DNP, as a product of weight loss to online customers across and outside the United States. United States and falsely label products to appear to be used as …

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