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Advertising may refer to clinical trials or data collections that are not included in the Summary of Product Characteristics. However, advertising statements must be based on and reflect the current state of scientific knowledge. They may only refer to clinical trials conducted in accordance with the rules of good clinical practice and published or accepted for publication as well as to data collections such as meta-analyses or reports on practical experience published in a scientifically recognised specialist medium. These publications must be quoted verbatim, completely and with the exact source. It must be indicated that the healthcare professionals can request a complete copy of the examination report and the corresponding references from the company (Article 5 para. 5 AWV).