Truvada Medication May Be Causing Kidney Failure and Bone Injuries
Truvada is an antiretroviral drug that that is prescribed for patients that have have a high risk of developing HIV. The medication does not cure HIV or AIDS. It was intended to help improve the patients’ quality of life.
Many persons have been harmed by Truvada by suffering from broken bones and/or kidney failure while taking the medication.
Gilead Sciences, Inc., is the maker of Truvada and the company is now being sued by hundreds of people suffering from the side effects of taking the medication. It has been reported that Gilead knew since the year 2000 that there was a safer alternative drug that they could have marketed called TAF. Despite early indicators that TAF offered a safer alternative, Gilead officials chose not to pursue development of the drug; critics say the company held the drug until it was strategically advantageous to release it. By delaying the development of the TAF by a decade, Gilead extended its patent and market dominance until 2032.
If you or a loved one suffered from osteoporosis, brittle or broken bones, or kidney failure by taking Truvada, please call the experts at Inserra Kelley Sewell to see whether you might be entitled to compensation.