A Truvada lawsuit has been filed that alleges the manufacturer knew of the dangerous side effects yet failed to properly warn consumers.
TDF drugs are not limited to just one, such as Truvada. There are four others that can cause the serious side effects mentioned below.
What is the Difference Between TDF and TAF HIV drugs?
Gilead Sciences has come under fire for delaying the release of a safer HIV drug, known as TAF drugs, to boost the sales of TDF HIV drugs. TDF drugs have been found to cause serious side effects that cause injury to individuals already suffering from HIV, such as kidney and bone injuries. A safer version, a drug TAF, known as tenofovir alafenamide scientifically, has been known to be a safer alternative that does not pose the same risks since 2000. It is known as a safer alternative because there are smaller concentrations of the main ingredient, tenofovir, in the blood. The smaller concentration can prevent it from accumulating in the blood and kidneys.
Despite the knowledge of a safer, alternative drug, Gilead did not release TAF drugs until recent years. Their negligence has put many at risk when there could have been a better alternative. Critics say the manufacturer purposely withheld the safer HIV drug for monetary purposes.
Critics allege Gilead Sciences purposely didn’t bring a TAF drug to the market in order to maximize profits of Truvada. In addition to bringing in millions of dollars to the manufacturer, the out-of-pocket cost for many consumers has skyrocketed. At nearly $2,000 for a 30 day supply, the outrageous costs have prevented many from continuing the use of Truvada.
A Truvada lawsuit has been filed alleging Gilead Sciences knew of the serious side effects, yet failed to properly warn consumers of the risks.
Truvada Lawsuit Against Gilead
If you, a family member, or friend has suffered from any one of the kidney and bone side effects, it is important to contact your doctor and a Truvada lawyer Alex R. Hernandez Jr. immediately.