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When Will Generic Adcetris Be Available?

At this time, it is difficult to predict when a generic Adcetris medication will be available. Even though regulations are currently changing to allow generic manufacturers to create biosimilar biologic products, there is still much rulemaking to be sorted out before biosimilars are widely available. In addition, Adcetris was approved in August 2011, and will likely be protected by patents for quite some time.
 

Is Brentuximab Vedotin a Generic Adcetris?

No -- brentuximab vedotin is the active ingredient in Adcetris, but is not a generic version of it. What can be confusing is that the active ingredient of a drug is often referred to as the "generic name."
 
The generic name is different from a generic version of a medicine. In order for there to be a generic version, the original medicine must have gone off-patent, and another company besides the original manufacturer must make the product.
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