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NAD Recommends Refers Advertising for Fiore ‘Antifungal Nail Lacquer’ to FTC for Further Review

New York, NY – July 9, 2013 – The National Advertising Division has referred to the Federal Trade Commission advertising claims made Fiore RX, LLC, for its “Antifungal Nail Lacquer” after the company failed to respond to an NAD inquiry.

NAD is an investigative unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation. It is administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus.

NAD requested from the advertiser substantiation for claims that included:

  •  Antifungal Nail Lacquer
  •  Fiore Rx has become the preferred antifungal nail polish for men and women who want antifungal nail protection as well as style and beauty
  •  Beautiful on … Beautiful off…
  •  Fiore RX’s FDA registered formula includes dual active ingredients, Undecylenic Acid and Propolis, which draw on science and nature to protect against nail fungus.
  •  The Fiore RX product line includes an antifungal toenail polish and antifungal finger nail polish that combines both beauty and protection against nail fungus.
  •  Stop worrying about nail fungus with Fiore RX antifungal nail polish.
  •  Defend against nail fungus without sacrificing beautiful nails.
  •  Fiore RX is the best antifungal nail polish for preventing toenail and finger nail fungus (onychomycosis).
  •  Fiore Rx products were developed by concerned podiatrists who worked collaboratively to create a line of antifungal nail polish selections that combine protection and beauty.
  •  Recommended by podiatrists and dermatologists.
  •  Fiore Rx engineers pharmaceutical grade products with an eye for beauty.
  •  Professionally engineered in an FDA Listed facility.
  •  Our mission is to inform podiatrists, dermatologists, nail salons, as well as consumers who use fingernail or toe nail polish, about the epidemic of nail fungus and offer an antifungal alternative that is preventative but also cosmetically beautiful.
  •  The Fiore Rx team only produces high-quality products that are FDA-registered and proven effective in the fight against nail fungus.
  •  Fiore Rx Antifungal Nail Polish, developed by podiatrists and chemists, is the only FDA-registered formula that prevents nail fungus at the same time it provides superior shine and non-chip durability comparable to the highest grade polishes in the world.
  •  Fiore Rx’s dual active ingredients, Undecylenic Acid and Propolis, are derived from nature and have been proven effective in preventing the growth of microorganisms that cause nail fungus.
  •  Propolis has been proven effective against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It is commonly used by doctors in wound care due to its antibacterial qualities.
  •  Salon-safe, clinically-proven formula developed by physicians and chemists with naturally-derived active ingredients, undecylenic acid and propolis
  •  Enhances clearing of nail infections and provides long-term protection from bacterial and fungal infections.
  •  Clear antifungal base coat provides protection when used with other brands or other preferred color selections.
  •  Almond Milk Matte nail polish selection offers a natural nail look ideal for men who want antifungal fingernail or toenail protection.
  •  Provides a safe and less-expensive alternative to complicated nail infection treatments.

The advertiser did not respond to NAD’s attempts to contact the company at any of its published addresses or telephone numbers. Based on the advertiser’s failure to respond to NAD’s inquiry, the advertising at issue has been referred to the FTC for further review.