Columbia University Psychiatrist Marc Laruelle Arrested on Federal Controlled Substance Charges

January 11, 2022

A practicing Yonkers psychiatrist whose office is in White Plains is facing federal charges.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, 65-year-old Dr. Marc Laruelle is charged with illegally prescribing highly addictive controlled substances to patients between September 2018 and last month.

A complaint says he knew that the drugs - including oxycodone, Adderall and Xanax - would be distributed to others.

Laruelle is an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and was formerly a psychiatry professor at Yale. 

Laruelle is scheduled to be arraigned in federal court in Brooklyn.

Source: “Psychiatrist in White Plains accused of illegally prescribing highly addictive, controlled substances,”, Nov. 4, 2021, URL:


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