Gilead’s HIV and PrEP drug Truvada contains tenofovir (TDF), a medication that is linked to kidney damage, osteroporosis, broken bones, tooth decay, and other severe side effects.
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What is Truvada?
Truvada® is an anti-HIV medication from Gilead Sciences that combines emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF). It is used to treat people who are infected with HIV. Furthermore, Truvada for PrEP can also protect people without HIV who are at high risk of being infected.
Kidney Injuries Linked to Truvada
- Chronic kidney disease
- Declining kidney function
- Acute kidney injury
- Acute renal failure
- Fanconi syndrome
- Kidney failure
Bone Injuries Linked to Truvada
- Decreased bone mineral density
- Bone fractures
- Dental problems
- Tooth decay
- Tooth loss
TDF Lawsuit Claims Gilead Delayed Less Toxic Version of HIV Drugs
In May 2018, a lawsuit was filed against Gilead Sciences by patients who claim the drug-maker intentionally delayed development of a less-toxic version of tenofovir (TDF) to maximize profits on drugs like Truvada, while patients developed severe kidney damage, tooth decay, or bone loss.
The lawsuit claims that Gilead knew as far back as 2001 that TDF was “…highly toxic in the doses prescribed and risked permanent and possibly fatal damage to the kidneys and bones.”
Truvada Class Action Lawsuit
The Los Angeles Times reports that a class action lawsuit was filed against Gilead by two men from California with HIV who suffered bone and kidney damage from taking TDF. The class action lawsuit accuses Gilead of creating a medication with dangerous side effects and failing to adequately warn patients about the potential risks.
People who took Truvada and developed severe side effects such as kidney failure, dental problems, or bone loss are filling lawsuits against the drug-manufacturer, Gilead Sciences Inc.
Filing a lawsuit may be the only way for individuals who were harmed by Truvada to receive financial compensation for their injuries, medical expenses, and lost wages. Talking to an experienced lawyer is the first step in holding drug-makers accountable and getting financial compensation.
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