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Therapy Business Probed After Complaints

M & J Lifestyle Therapy in Labasa operated by a couple, Jim Kadie and Mary Kadie is under scrutiny by the Consumer Council of Fiji (CCF). The CCF initiated the probe
29 Sep 2016 07:13
Therapy Business Probed After Complaints
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M & J Lifestyle Therapy in Labasa operated by a couple, Jim Kadie and Mary Kadie is under scrutiny by the Consumer Council of Fiji (CCF).

The CCF initiated the probe after receiving three complaints of treatment from three different consumers in Labasa.

Consumer Council of Fiji chief executive officer Premila Kumar said a quick check with the Fiji Medicinal Products Board confirmed that ‘M & J Lifestyle Therapy’ also known as ‘Kadie Therapy’ was not registered with the Board and that it was not an approved importer or wholesaler of medicinal products in Fiji.

“Consumers need to be aware that any product (administered) that claims to have therapeutic effects such as being able to treat, cure or alleviate illnesses and medical conditions must be approved by the Fiji Medicinal Products Board,” Ms Kumar said.

“The therapist gave two of the patients’ unlabelled capsules for their fever and cough and a third patient was given a wrist massage and an unknown liquid concoction to aid with her diabetes.

“One of the complaints reported that the medicines were of no help and they were charged for the medicine and consultation fee.

“CCF is aware that M & J Lifestyle Therapy was issued with a business license from the Labasa Town Council.

“However, he cannot run this business without a licence from the Fiji Medicinal Products Board.”

Meanwhile, Jim Kadie and Mary Kadie who are operating M & J Lifestyle Therapy in partnership said they do not agree with any of the allegations. Ms Kadie is a native of Vanua Levu while Mr Kadie is of African extraction.

“M & J is an alternative treating operation, believing in quality services with a 95 per cent success rate in what we done over a year,” Mr Kadie said.

“We comply with the services that we are registered for.

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