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AbbVie (NASDAQ: ABBV) is one of the globe's top drugmakers and it's quickly become a staple in dividend investors' portfolios since separating from Abbott Labs (NYSE: ABT) in 2013. Big drug companies such as AbbVie, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), and Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) offer investors predictable, dividend-boosting revenue regardless of the economy's whims and whispers. But investors are correct to wonder if AbbVie's dividend can be sustained in light of billions in at-risk revenue tied to the future patent expiration on its top selling drug, Humira. In the following slideshow you'll see whether I think AbbVie's dividend is safe and gain insight into how AbbVie matches up with industry peers.