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Who should not receive Yervoy?

In most cases, children under 18 and pregnant women should not receive the melanoma drug Yervoy (ipilimumab). The drug has not been studied or approved in these groups, and preliminary research shows that Yervoy could be dangerous to a developing fetus. Consult your doctor: He or she may still prescribe the drug if it is your best option.

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