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Is there a generic version of Yervoy?

Because Yervoy (ipilimumab) is a new and unique drug for treating advanced melanoma, there are no generic versions currently available. Yervoy, which treats advanced melanoma, uses a technology known as monoclonal antibodies, which target very specific parts of the cancer cells. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rewards companies that create a new type of medicine like this by giving them the ability to sell the drug without generic competition for many years.

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