Could the vaccine rollout be ignoring important legal requirements? Peter Williams talks to lawyer Sue Grey

Peter Williams 01/04/2021

LISTEN: Sue Grey talks to Peter Williams about her open letter to the Prime Minister and government about some serious legal and ethical concerns with the Pfizer vaccine approval and roll-out.

Sue's concerns fall under section 23 of the Medicines Act 1981 in regards to "provisional consent" which reads...

"Provisional consent, under section 23 of the Medicines Act 1981, may be granted when it is desirable that the medicine be sold, supplied, or used on a restricted basis for the treatment of a limited number of patients. Provisional consent is only granted for a period not exceeding two years and will then expire, unless the sponsor applies for a renewal.

Provisional consent is ideally suited to medicines still undergoing clinical assessment but where it is desirable that patients have early access. It is anticipated that the medicine will be used on a restricted basis until the risks and benefits have been quantified and full consent has been granted."

See more on the medsafe website here.

Listen to the full interview with Sue Grey above, and catch Peter Williams every weekday from 9am on Magic Talk.