We have reservations about Section 23 of the Medicines Act being used as a basis for a mass medication of any type, and particularly for it being relied upon to medicate the “team of five million” whilst clinical trials are ongoing and important questions (asked by Medsafe of Pfizer) remain outstanding.

Under section 23(1) the Minister may give “provisional consent” to the use of a new medicine where he is of the opinion that it is desirable that the medicine be sold, supplied or used on a restricted basis for the treatment of a limited number of patients. Voices for Freedom believes the Ministry of Health is operating outside of these parameters with the plan to use the rushed, experimental “medicine” on the entire population.