Truvada is an HIV medication developed by the pharmaceutical company Gilead. It was approved for use by the FDA in 2004 and quickly became a market leader.
However, since its introduction to the public, Truvada has been linked to multiple instances of bone damage and kidney disease. Between 2005 and 2019, the FDA received 11,381 adverse event reports involving Truvada, including 718 involving a fatality. Despite these facts, Gilead never issued an official Truvada recall.
truvada has been linked to kidney disease and bone damage
Truvada works within the body by slowing the production of an HIV-replicating enzyme known as reverse transcriptase. Unfortunately, for this enzyme production to be effective at slowing the reproduction of HIV, Truvada must be administered at dangerously high dosage levels.
The necessary dosage levels of Truvada have many harmful side effects, including liver problems and reduced kidney function.
what are the allegations against gilead sciences inc. and truvada?
Gilead is now facing multiple Truvada class actions. These have centered on design defects in Truvada, leading to excessive, unnecessary toxicity.
Moreover, the lawsuits accuse Gilead of a failure to report the potentially severe and possibly fatal risks of Truvada to consumers even while having a legal obligation to provide such information.
In addition, Gilead may have blocked a different HIV medication (tenofovir alafenamide fumarate (TAF)) so they could profit from Truvada. Studies have demonstrated that the alternative medication was safer and more effective.
Gilead profited from manufacturing and selling Truvada and other HIV medications to the tune of $18 billion a year despite concerns about consumer health and safety.
Additionally, Gilead is also being held accountable for the following:
- Strict product liability
- Negligent product responsibility
- Negligence and gross negligence
- Implied warranty breach
- Explicit warranty breach
- Fraud by omission
By 2022, Gilead had still not made any Truvada settlements.
what research is there defending the truvada claims?
A growing body of research and evidence supports the claims about the dangers of Truvada and negligence on the part of Gilead.
Some of the research used in the Truvada lawsuits includes:
- Consumer medical reports
- Doctors’ statements
- Proof of medical treatments
- Expert testimonies
- Proof of drug defects
- Evidence of defective manufacturing processes
- False advertising
What can I do if I was affected by Truvada?
If you believe you’ve been affected by Truvada and developed kidney disease or other complications, you could be entitled to compensation. Our team at tortx is ready to help you submit an eligibility check to see if you qualify for compensation.