The doctor brother of shadow chancellor George Osborne who prescribed drugs to a cocaine-addicted escort girl with whom he was in a relationship was found guilty of serious misconduct at a disciplinary hearing today
A General Medical Council (GMC) panel came to its conclusion after ruling yesterday that Dr Adam Osborne acted in a "misleading" and "dishonest" manner when he falsified the name of a cocaine-addicted friend on a prescription.
The 33-year-old admitted "inappropriate" behaviour in relation to obtaining the contraceptive pill for his then-girlfriend and anti-smoking drug Zyban for a family member.
The failings constitute misconduct that impairs his fitness to practise, the panel ruled today.
The psychiatrist could now be struck off the medical register when sanctions are announced later this week.
Reading out the verdict, chair of the panel Alyson Leslie said Dr Osborne told them that he wrote the prescriptions while he was under "considerable pressure in his professional and public life".
It was also revealed in public for the first time that the woman to whom he prescribed anti-psychotic drugs was an "escort girl".
Mrs Leslie said that he engaged in a relationship with "Miss B, who you described as an escort girl" during a time when his long-term partner was working away from home for long periods.
This made him feel "isolated", it was said.Reuse content