The doctor brother of shadow chancellor George Osborne has been suspended from practising medicine for six months for misconduct relating to prescriptions he wrote for a girlfriend, a family member and an escort girl.
Dr Adam Osborne was found by a General Medical Council (GMC) panel to have behaved dishonestly in an attempt to obtain anti-psychotic medication for a cocaine-addicted woman he had been seeing while his partner was away.
The 33-year-old had earlier admitted "inappropriate" behaviour in relation to the prescription, as well those written to get an anti-smoking drug for a family member and the contraceptive pill for his then-girlfriend.
The panel ruled that the gravity of his failings meant that an extension of the condition under which Dr Osborne is currently allowed to work would not be in the public interest.
"The seriousness of your conduct is such that a signal must be made to you and your profession," Alyson Leslie, chair of the panel, told him.
Despite noting his openness during the hearings, the panel remained concerned that he lacked enough insight when looking upon his past actions.
Ms Leslie added that regardless of motivation, "you seemed unable to grasp that an act of dishonesty remains an act of dishonesty".
Either way, a suspension will prove a major obstacle to the psychiatrist as he attempts to rebuild his career.
Ahead of the sanction ruling, the GMC panel heard that it would be "disastrous" for Dr Osborne if he were suspended.
Christina Lambert QC explained while summing up that her client Dr Osborne had secured a new full-time job due to start in April which would be jeopardised by the action.