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Psychiatrist accused of dishonesty for prescribing drugs to a patient under a false name

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1036 (Published 19 February 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1036
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    The psychiatrist brother of the United Kingdom’s shadow chancellor of the exchequer is facing charges of dishonesty at the General Medical Council for trying to obtain antipsychotic drugs for a cocaine addicted friend under a fictitious name.

    Adam Osborne, younger brother of George Osborne, who is expected to become chancellor if the Conservatives win the coming general election, is accused of misconduct that could see him struck off the medical register.

    The allegations came to light when the woman, a 21 year old prostitute named only as Miss B, arrived at Manchester Royal Infirmary’s emergency …

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