National MP Maureen Pugh says she’s not an anti-vaxxer and she supports the use of pharmaceuticals, such as Panadol and anaesthetic.
The former Westland Mayor spoke out on Facebook on Friday to make clear her views on healthcare.
“In the past I have spoken about funding programmes for health professionals other than doctors but I believe this should be done alongside mainstream general practice. It should also involve degree-qualified health practitioners,” she wrote.
“I do support the use of pharmaceuticals, such as Panadol and anaesthetic, when they are needed and all of my children are fully vaccinated,” she wrote.
This is reassuring. As I said there is nothing wrong with saying you shouldn’t over-use drugs. But the original comments implied an opposition to drugs full-stop.