Truvada is a once-a-day tablet that is used in combination with a number of other antiretroviral drugs to help individuals manage their human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Gilead Sciences, Inc., first received approval for the drug from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in August of 2004.
Truvada is effective as a result of two components, emtricitabine (FTC) and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF). These two drugs are known as nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors (NRTIs) and they work by limiting the activity of an enzyme known as reverse transcriptase, which helps in the replication process of HIV-infected cells.
By essentially stopping the activity of this enzyme, Truvada is able to stop the progression and further development of the virus. However, this is where issues begin to emerge.
Because of its low absorption rate in the body, a substantial amount of the TDF component was included in the Truvada formula. Unfortunately, almost as soon as Gilead first released its TDF-based drugs, studies emerged showing that the component was causing bone demineralization and kidney problems.
Considering that individuals who are HIV positive already face an increased risk of bone loss, frequent use of Truvada can exaggerate the likelihood of an individual developing osteoporosis or suffering from bone fractures – and lawsuits have emerged against Gilead noting that the company failed to adequately warn users of this risk.
But that isn’t where the issue ends either. The toxicity of TDF can weigh heavy on kidneys, causing substantial damage over time. If not properly treated, chronic kidney disease and kidney failure can occur. These are life-threatening conditions that truly leave victims in pain.
Do NOT let your suffering go unheard.
If you live in New Mexico, have taken Truvada, and are now facing serious health complications including bone loss and/or kidney damage, seek out medical attention immediately and then contact the New Mexico Truvada lawsuit attorneys of Onder Law Firm.
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Gilead Sciences is far from being the wholesome company that they appear to be. While Truvada has been of meaningful benefit to users, the company’s failure to warn them of serious risks associated with taking the drug has led to Gilead Sciences facing lawsuits from all throughout the United States.
And this is not the first time the company has faced legal issues. Over their 30 years of operation, the company has come under heavy scrutiny and faced multiple lawsuits including:
These lawsuits against the company highlight the importance of holding it responsible for the damages it has caused innocent victims. It is obvious that the pharmaceutical giant places profit above all else and does not care who is hurt in the process of securing sales.
Not only has the Gilead Sciences faced multiple lawsuits surrounding its business practices, but it has also been admonished by the FDA on multiple occasions, including:
By recognizing which demographics are most affected by HIV in New Mexico, we can develop a better understanding of those populations most at risk of developing health issues as a result of using Truvada.
As per a 2016 report produced by the New Mexico Department of Health:
If you or someone you love have frequently used Truvada over a prolonged period of time, seek out medical attention immediately to verify whether or not you have begun to suffer from any of its side effects, then seek out the dependable New Mexico defective drug lawsuit attorneys of Onder Law Firm.
If you live in New Mexico, were prescribed Truvada to manage your condition, and have begun to suffer from severe medical complications, know that hope still remains. Our trustworthy and dedicated attorneys are committed to fully investigating your claim and securing compelling evidence in order to help you obtain compensation for your pain.
Together with a supporting team of medical specialists, investigators, researchers, and other legal professionals, we will fight for damages that include but are not limited to:
The attorneys of Onder Law Firm have built a reputation on honesty, dependability, and integrity. If you are ready for personalized attention and are ready to hold Gilead Sciences responsible, Onder Law Firm should be your first choice.
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If you or someone you love has suffered from bone demineralization or kidney damage as a result of using Truvada, our attorneys want to hear your story. Contact Onder Law Firm at (314) 310-7924 to schedule a FREE consultation with our experienced New Mexico defective drug lawsuit attorneys today.
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