WHAT IS TRUVADA?
Truvada, manufactured by Gilead Sciences, is a drug designed to combat the effects of HIV. While there is no cure for HIV, Truvada helps to slow the progression of the disease. The release of Truvada and other HIV drugs has allowed those with HIV to live a longer life.
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR INJURIES?
Prior to releasing Truvada, Gilead Sciences created two types of drugs to treat HIV. These two types of drugs are TAF drugs (tenofovir alafenamide) and TDF drugs (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate). In comparison, TAF drugs seemed to be much more effective and less harmful to the body. However, knowing this Gilead only released the TDF drugs to maximize profits. There have been many TDF drugs released over the years including Truvada, Viread, Atripla, Complera, and Stribild. After users became dependent on TDF drugs to treat their HIV, harmful side effects were discovered which included: kidney disease, kidney failure, Fanconi’s Syndrome, Osteopenia, Osteoporosis, bone weakening and loss.
WHO ARE THE POTENTIAL DEFENDANTS?
The defendant named in the lawsuit is Gilead Sciences. This lawsuit is also open to those who have taken any of Gilead’s HIV TDF drugs such as Viread, Atripla, Complera, and Stribild. Gilead is facing this lawsuit because they released a drug known to have harmful effects for the sole purpose of maximizing profits.
WHERE ARE THE CASES?
The majority of lawsuits are currently pending in California, but cases have also be consolidated in Delaware and Louisiana.
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